James "Jim" Scally

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James "Sims" Scally, age 63 of Waterloo, IA formerly of New Hampton, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home of natural causes. A private family service will be held at a later date with burial at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton. Online condolences for Jim's family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. James "Sims" Scally was born December 1, 1953 in New Hampton, the son of Francis and Jovina (Gerleman) Scally. He worked at White Corporation, Conway Trucking and most recently retired from Target Distribution Center. Jim is survived by a brother, Larry (Lois) Scally of Hudson, IA; five sisters, Virginia (Salvatore) Pellegrino of Minneapolis, MN, Marilyn Scally of Des Moines, Darlys (Mary West) Baker od Johnston, IA, Helen Clark of Des Moines and Karen (Gary) Skinner of West Union, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. I have very fond memories of Jim. From grade school through high school, we were the best of friends. He always made me laugh and always had a smile. He came out to visit me once in Washington DC and we traveled around Arlington Cemetery and saw the monuments. I will miss Sims and will remember him always. – John Adams

  2. We have very fond memories of times with Jim. He played a special part in our wedding. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

    Pete & Lisa Reicks

  3. I was close with Jim during my high school years, and after I returned from the Navy. We got together in Des Moines when we both lived down there, but lost contact when my wife & daughter & I moved to C.R. I’m sad to hear this bad news, and we’re sorry for Jim’s family’s loss. RIP my friend.

  4. My dear brother I will miss you so much! God Bless you, I hope Mom and Dad have seen you – Mom loved you so much. You sister Ginny!!!! I will forever miss you!

  5. So sorry to hear of your loss Helen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Lyle and Denise Smith

  6. Helen and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers are with you and your family.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss Helen. I remember Jim from school days and always thought of him as kind and friendly. In later years when he was still in the New Hampton area, if we happened to see each other, he’d still have a friendly greeting and that contagious smile. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all your family at this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

  8. So Sorry to hear of your brother’s passing Helen. May he rest in peace and may your memories keep him alive in your heart’s forever. May God Bless you all.

  9. Helen and family, so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May treasured memories bring you comfort . With deepest sympathy Bob/Rose Otters

  10. Jim was a wonderful uncle to all his nieces and nephews, but I’ll always remember the sweet spot he had for my little sister Mariah.
    I know he is with grandma now and I can only imagine how happy they are to be reunited. May you Rest In Peace.

  11. To the Scally Family!!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ! My Wife [ Sally & I ] were fortunate to see Jim [ Simms ] about a month ago. We by accident saw each other at a restaurant in the waterloo area, we asked to join him as he was already seated. And for the next hour and half to two hours we talked and laughed about the old times and every thing between. James will be DEEPLY missed.
    Gary & Sally Wichman

  12. Jim was always so much fun to be around and was so easy to talk to. I will always remember his contagious laugh! You will truly be missed, Jim.

  13. Uncle Jim: Your sense of humor, awesome laugh, smile, and kind spirit will never be matched!! I love you! Rest easy.

  14. My husband and I are truly sorry for your tremendous loss and would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We cannot imagine the great pain and sorrow you are experiencing during this very difficult time. It is our sincere hope you find comfort in knowing that God has promised to “swallow up death forever” (Isaiah 25:8), and that he will resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away. (John 5:28). May your many great memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days.

  15. Jim was a wonderful uncle to have, I remember when he’d come stay with me and my mom and we would all sit around and talk for hours on end about crazy stories and his beliefs. I can’t forget his smile or his laugh. He loved my chubby cheeks he’d always grab/pinch them. As much as I hated it when I was younger ill sure miss it. (I don’t think anyone grabbed my chubby cheeks more then him) He loved me that’s for sure! If he could only see how much I’ve grown into a young woman…. When I was younger I wish I would’ve known what “cherishing moments” were. We are left with wonderful memories!! Look over my mom for me Uncle Jim, she loved you dearly! Until we meet again. Rest In Peace.

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