James F. Klobassa

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James Jim Klobassa, age 59 of Elma, IA died Sunday, August 2, 2009 at Colonial Manor in Elma, IA. James Francis Klobassa was born on April 10, 1950 to Francis and Arlene (Vokaty) Klobassa in New Hampton, IA. Jim attended school at St. Williams in Alta Vista and graduated from Crestwood High School in Cresco in 1968. Jim was a police officer in Elma and Riceville. In 1977 he joined the Mitchell County Sheriffs Department retiring in 2006. Jim was also active in farming most of his life. He especially enjoyed managing his cow-calf herd. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at the Mississippi River at Lansing. His true loves were his daughters. He was a member of St. Bernards Catholic Church in Alta Vista. Jim is survived by mother Arlene Klobassa of Elma, IA; two daughters Kristi and Kayci Klobassa of Elma, IA; one sister Charlene (Larry) Meirick of Alta Vista, IA and one brother Gary (Marilyn) Klobassa of Alta Vista, IA; . He is also survived by his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Francis on July 24, 2005 and a brother Joseph in infancy. Cemetery: Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Alta Vista. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in Elma with a scriptural wake service at 5:00 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home in Elma. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at St. Bernards Catholic Church, in Alta Vista, Iowa with Father Ray Atwood as celebrant.

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  1. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Nick, Sue, Ben, Becky, & Jessie Baker

  2. Kristi and Kayci,
    Our heart goes out to the two of you. Just remember you have a lot of friends and they will be there for you just ask.
    Get out the picture albums they will make you laugh and cry but that’s ok.
    Your dad was a great guy Tyler always spoke highly of him, from letting Tyler drive his old car to going horse back riding he would always have a smile on his face.
    If you guys need anything just ask!
    friends always: Dan – Karen & Tyler Rosonke

  3. Kristi, Kayci and the Klobassa Family. I am so sorry for your loss, no words can heal the pain you are going through. Jim was an amazing father to his girls, having spent many years babsitting Kristi and Kayci I got to know Jim and his family quite well. Jim always had a smile and a wave when ever you saw him on the road. He will be missed by so many. Just remember to keep you heads up and think of all the happy memories you had together. He is in a better place and out of pain. He will always be with you in spirit. Kristi and Kayci if you ever need anything, please dont hesitate to call.

  4. Kristi,Kayci and all of the Klobassa family
    My thoughts and prayers go out of all of you. Jim was a great guy to be around. Treasure your memories.
    With sincere sympathy Lois Rausch Ft. Atkinson,Ia

  5. My deepest sympathy to the family. I got to know Jim through Kaci. My daughter and Kaci were good friends. I will be thinking of your family and feeling the loss of your father. With sympathy, Jackie and the rest of the Ken Heying family.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Klobassa Family, Jim will be greatly missed. Jim brought a lot of joy to our home were I grew up, bringing Santa over at Christmas time and playing Table Up are just a few of the fun memories.GOD BLESS!

  7. Jim, I will be thinking of you every day until we meet again. We had alot of good times together and I am sure we will again. Rest up now buddy.

  8. My family and I would like to express our sympathy to Jim’s family. Jim would comfort our father Rich with a chocolate shake while he was dealing with his cancer. our prayers and thoughts are with you all. family of Richard and Mary Jahnel

  9. With deepest sympathy. Our hearts go out to all of you. Dan and I worked with Jim and were friends, we will miss him very much. God Bless all of you.

  10. So very sorry for your loss . We did not know until last evening of Jims death and to late to attend the funeral.
    Jim was a very special person and a genuine good guy .
    You were blessed to have him in your lives.
    We all lost a special person.

  11. We wanted to extend our condolences for your loss. May God grant you strength and comfort during this time and peace in your hearts.
    Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  12. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Klobassa family. You are in our prayers.
    Paula and mike Schoonover

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