James Vajgrt, 82, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Bayfront Health Punta Gorda in Punta Gorda, FL. Private family services will be held. Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown, IA, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
James Vajgrt was born June 3, 1935, on the family farm northeast of Clemons, IA, to Benjamin and Blanche Vajgrt. He was the youngest of 15 children. James attended the Liberty School for one and a half years and when his family moved, he finished his education in State Center, IA. He graduated in 1953 and participated in baseball, basketball, and choir. Shortly after graduating from high school, James enlisted in the United States Army. He spent two years in northern Japan and was honorably discharged in 1957. James was united in marriage to Verdel Dowden in November of 1957. To this union, three children were born. James owned several businesses throughout his lifetime. He opened Home Rental Center in 1985. Shortly after, he opened V & V Mini Storage. Later, James married Jackie E. Bauer. James and Jackie spent their winters in Florida where they owned and operated E-Z Mini Storage. James loved to garden, fish, and watch his grandchildren's sporting events.
James is survived by his wife, Jackie; children Terri (Jim) Vajgrt-Pothast, David (Lisa) Vajgrt, and Roger (Laura) Vajgrt; stepdaughter Fabienne (Craig) Childs; his only living sibling, Irene Ballard; and five grandchildren, Anna, Adam, Noah, Sarah, and Haley.
Terri, Dave, Roger and families - We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Remember the memories...
Love The Banana MAN!! Trip to Minn.Fishing with Barry Iverson was A BLAST!!! He is Resting Peacefully with God on That Wonderful Island with his Brothers and Sisters and all his LOVED ONES!!! My Heart and Prayers are with you Vajgrts!!1
Dear Jackie, I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express my deepest sympathy for you at this difficult time. May loving memories help to heal your heart. Sincerely, Peggy Bauer Glaser
Dear Jackie, Terri, Dave, Roger, and families, I was saddened to hear of Uncle Jim's passing. Know that you all have my deepest sympathy and my wishes for peace and comfort in this difficult time. Sincerely, Duane Vajgrt
Roger and family,
I am sorry to learn of your dad's passing.
Roger, Dave, Terri and families - I am so sorry to hear the loss of Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Your have our deepest sympathy on the lose of Jim. We always enjoyed Jim at the family reunions
in Conrad. we will keep you in our prayers.
Jackie & family, My heart goes out to you on the lose of Jim. I always enjoyed visiting with him at the reunions. Know that you will all see him someday. May God be with you all during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dave and family.....so very sorry for your loss.
Dee, Gary, & Katy Lynk
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