Waterloo James Patrick Abernathey, 92 of Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center, formerly of Evansdale and Traer, died Thursday, August 7 at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo.
He was born Feb. 20, 1922 in Shady Grove, Buchanan County, son of Edwin and Florence Primmer Abernathey. He married Virginia Jurgens on March 1, 1941 in Dysart.
Jim farmed for 30 years, and retired from B. L. Anderson Quarry in 1987. After retirement, he drove truck for Liquid Grow.
Survived by: his wife; a son, James "Jim" (Geraldine) of Waterloo; a daughter, Nancy Mahood of Elberon, Iowa; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two great-great grandsons; a sister, Louella Studebaker of Independence.
Preceded in death by: three brothers and two sisters.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 12 at American Lutheran Church, La Porte City with burial in Oneida Cemetery, Clutier. Public visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, Waterloo, and continue for one hour before services Tuesday at the church in La Porte City.
Online condolences: www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Jim was a deacon at his church in La Porte City and was also involved in building the church.