James Marugg

Posted October 24, 2012 at 10:40 am


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Jan. 22, 1937 – Oct. 16, 2012

James Marugg, age 75, of Marion and Cedar Rapids and formerly of Monticello, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at Willow Gardens Care Center, following an extended illness.

  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church, Monticello, where friends called after 10 a.m. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello, with military honors.  Rev. Al Polito officiated at the services.

 James D. Marugg was born Jan. 22, 1937, in Richland Township, Jones County, Iowa.   He was the son of Fritz and Ethel Winch, Marugg Sr.  Jim graduated from Monticello Community Schools.   He served in the Iowa National Guard.  He worked for Iowa Steel.  He was later employed at Wilson Foods.  

James married Patricia Plot in January of 1974.  They lived in Carey, Ohio and in Tennessee, prior to her death in 1984.  Jim later returned to Iowa, where he lived with and cared for his mother, Ethel, in Monticello.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gambling.

Surviving is his daughter, Sheri Boes; two granddaughters, Kristeen Barth and Kaylee Patrick, all of Sycamore, Ohio; a brother, John (Nadine) Marugg, Hopkinton; four sisters, Mary (Carl) Kleitsch, Monticello, Margaret Faust, Edgewood, Helen (David) Bader-Sackett, Anamosa, Charlotte (Dale) Lowery, Fostoria, Ohio; four sisters-in-law, Darlene Marugg, Monticello, Irene Marugg, Carey, Ohio, Peggy Marugg, Marion Marugg, both of Franklin, Kent.; his aunt, Lois Gieger, Waterloo; several nieces and nephews; and special friends who rescued Jim after the flood in 2008, Sue and Jim Hutchens. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Richard, Robert, Russell, and Fritz.

Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, is in charge of the arrangements.  Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.

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