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James A. Brees

March 24, 1933 October 19, 2018
James A. Brees
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James “Jim” Allen Brees, age 84 of New Hampton, Iowa died Friday, October 19, 2018, at his home.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in New Hampton with Rev. Candraeah Carey presiding. Honorary urn bearers will be the New Hampton Lions Club members. Interment will be held following the service at Hudson City Cemetery in Hudson, IA.

Friends may greet the family from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service on Wednesday at church.

Jim was born March 24, 1933, in Hudson, Iowa, the son of Roger and Irene (Galbriath) Brees. He attended Hudson schools and graduated from Hudson High School in 1952. He met the love of his life while at school, Sibyl Griffith. The couple was married on April 18, 1953, at the Mississippi River. To this union, one daughter was born.

After their marriage, they moved to Clinton, IA where Jim started his career in telecommunications. They moved around quite often, as he was one of the installers for the telephone company. Around 1964 the couple decided to plant their roots in New Hampton. He worked for United, Contel and General Telephone while living in New Hampton. Jim retired from the telephone industry around 1985.

In his free time, he loved spending time outdoors. You would often find Jim outside doing different activities such as boating, fishing, hunting, camping, and snowmobiling. He was a long time member of the New Hampton Lions Club and the United Methodist Church in New Hampton. Jim also spent time working with wood and doing different carpentry projects. Later in his life, he loved to go antiquing with his wife.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sibyl of New Hampton, IA; one daughter, Joell (Bob) Brumley of Cedar Falls, IA; two grandchildren, Jason (Jillian) Brumley of Waterloo, IA and Jennifer Brumley of Portland, OR; one great-grandson, Nolan James Brumley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clarence Brees.


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