James L. Coulter 7/21/2020
January 14, 1927 - July 21, 2020

James  L. Coulter 7/21/2020

James L. Coulter 7/21/2020
Jan 14, 1927 - Jul 21, 2020

James  L. Coulter 7/21/2020
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James Lowell Coulter, 93, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown. Private Funeral Services will be live-streamed on Anderson Funeral Homes Facebook page at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2020., with Pastor Jim Bonser officiating. A Public Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2020, at Anderson Funeral Homes. Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Stavanger Friends Church or Iowa River Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to

James was born January 14, 1927, to Gaylord and Mary Elsie (Benson) Coulter in Marshalltown. He graduated from La Moille High School in 1944. James enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January of 1945 until he was honorably discharged July of 1946. He was united in marriage to Helen Olson on June 15, 1947 in Gilman, IA. James lived in Marshalltown area his entire life. James was employed at Fisher Controls for 39 years until he decided to retire in April of 1983. James and Helen would live eight months in Bonita Spring, Florida through out the year. He was a member of the Stavanger Friends Church, Fisher Controls 25 year club, American Legion Post 46, and the 40 & 8 Voiture 560.

James is survived by his wife of 73 years Helen; and one sister, Dorthy Johnson of Brainerd, MN; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son in infancy, Gregory Alan; three brothers, Leonard, Orville, Ray; and one sister, Irene Bunting.

In consideration of COVID-19, the family requests everyone to wear a mask to the visitation.

Margaret Nelson (Fitz) on Jul 25, 2020

Great Uncle Jim had a great smile. I always enjoyed seeing him at family visits.

Pat Davidsmeier on Jul 25, 2020

He was the most organized person I ever met. Great friend & neighbor, always knew all the condo rules.Love he & Helen like family. Will miss him lots.

William E. Green on Jul 25, 2020

I had the pleasure of working for Jim at Fisher Controls back in the mid 60's to mid 70's. he was the best Customer Service Manager I think that Fisher ever had. To this day I have the highest respect and love for Jim. He will be missed until I can reunite with him. To his wife,
Helen, you married a very wonderful man. I know you, too, will miss him greatly until we can be with him again. Respectfully, William E. Green

Barbara Fisher on Jul 24, 2020

I worked with Jim for over 20 years, and he was a true gentlemen and a very nice person. whenever I saw him at the mall, store, he always spoke and we would talk about the Fisher days barb fisher

Joyce meyer on Jul 23, 2020

I never worked for Jim, but knew him as a true gentleman! He would come in to hyvee where I worked when they came home from Florida, and amazingly always remembered my name! What a memory he had. He will leave big shoes to fill! My condolences.

Annalee Buffington on Jul 23, 2020

Jim was a very nice person as well as manager. I even watched him many years ago up at Clear Lake while he was water skiing. He could turn around backwards on those skiis. Pretty nifty! He will be missed for sure.

Judy Olson on Jul 23, 2020

Dear Helen,

I remember Don & I having coffee with you & Jim a few years back in Marshalltown. Our Christmas cards over many years and the school reunion we were at together. Don & I worked at Fishers in joining rooms with Jim for many years.

He was always a very classy dresser and had a great smile! Everyone at Fishers loved his 1960’s mustang what a great car...

My deepest sympathy,

Judy Olson

George Macy on Jul 23, 2020

Jim was a true gentleman, and the best manager I ever worked for.



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