James B. Stokes, 62, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, September 25, 2010, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo. He was born December 8, 1947 in Cedar Falls, the son of Thomas A. and Mary E. (Schaffenburg) Stokes. James graduated from Cedar Falls High School and worked at Waterloo Industries for twenty-five years, and later was an In-home Healthcare Provider. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Cedar Falls, and was a volunteer at Bancrofts Flowers, Cedar Falls. James was faithful to his family and was the "Keeper of the Flame".
Survivors include his two sisters, Joann L. (Marvin) Benda of Dysart, Iowa and Carol J. (Roger) Fox of Des Moines, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
James was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Diana K. Helgeson, a brother-in-law, Jim Helgeson, and a nephew, Thomas N. Beck.
Services were Wednesday, September 29, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.