James E. Barz

November 4, 1942 - July 14, 2017

James Evert Barz passed away July 14, 2017 after a short but valiant fight with cancer. Jim was born November 4, 1942 in Mason City, Iowa to Evert and Gladys Barz.

Jim joined the Navy in 1960 after graduation from West High in Waterloo. He served aboard the USS Boxer during the Cuban Missile crisis. Jim married Patricia Riley May 17, 1975 in Waterloo and they moved to Cape Coral, FL in 1985. Jim worked for US Home/Lennar for 27 years as Area Customer Service before retiring in 2014. Jim enjoyed riding his Harley, traveling, with a little gambling in there somewhere.

Jim is survived by his wife Patricia of 42 years; sons, Randy of Dows, IA, and Timothy of Grottoes, VA; two grandchildren, Aubree and Bradley Barz, both of VA; sisters, Carol Laylin of Robins, IA, and Joan Westemeier (Gene) of Sun City, AZ; aunts, Grace Kluver of Britt, IA, Garnet Noltensmeier of Waterloo, IA, and Ila Barz of Garner, IA; brothers in law, Rich McGee and Dan (Carmen) Riley both of Waterloo, sisters in law, Connie Sisson (Steve) of Omaha, NE and Laurie Severdahl (Jeff) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother and father; as well as his mother and father in law.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the entire staff of Hope Hospice for their extraordinary care. Special thanks go out to Jim’s nurse, Amanda and Pam, his social worker.

Memorial Services will be held 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Hagarty Waychoff Grarup Funeral Services, 400 South St, Waterloo, IA.

Memorials may be directed to Hope Hospice, Joanne’s House, 27200 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita Springs, Fl. 34135.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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