James (Jim) Edward Carmicheal Sr., 84

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, October 19, 2016

James (Jim) Edward Carmicheal Sr., 84

James (Jim) Edward Carmicheal Sr., 84

James (Jim) Edward Carmicheal Sr., 84, died Oct. 10, 2016, at this home in Red Oak, Iowa.

He retired from the military and was a Korean War veteran.

Jim was born Dec. 9, 1931, in Naponee, Nebraska, and he was married to his wife, Phyllis, for 63 years.

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Jim is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Hinchee) of 63 years; four children, Pam (Jim) Hollrah-Asleson in Minnesota, James E. Carmicheal. Jr DC in Iowa, Timothy R. Carmicheal in Nebraska and Lynne (Bill) Haas in Nebraska; eight grandchildren, including Timothy (Amanda) Hollrah of Rochester, Minnesota, and Micheala (Garret) Hollrah-Holthaus of Kirksville, Missouri (formerly Rochester); 13 great-grandchildren, including Ellington Anna and Delainney Rae Hollrah, Adalyn Olive, Gretchen Esmae and Oliver Bowen Holthaus; and by his sister.

He was greatly loved and he loved the Lord. A poem by his daughter Pam is included below:
“Thank you” by Ray Boltz

Resonated with my heart.

My father knew Jesus &

He tried to live the part.
Not perfect, just a man

Who cared and would say,

“I’d like to tell you

About the Savior today.”
His goal was to give daily,

To those he would see,

A book called the Bible

So with Jesus they could be.
Dad tried to share with kindness

And a true and loving heart.

He talked with God daily,

Wanted truth to impart.
His human heart was fragile,

His kidneys weren’t all there,

Yet his task never changed…

‘Share the God who really cares.’
I say, “Thank you, Dad

For Giving to the Lord,

Your time and attention,

Sharing the one you adored.”
May I strive to be a beacon

May I try to share the light

Of how to know the Savior

And escape from this world’s night.
The many lives he touched,

Now in heaven may Dad see,

The results of his labors,

With his Risen Savior be.
A broken earthly vessel

Salvation made him free

Taken in God’s time.

To heaven eternally.
Loved and missed from this life,

Yet we know: HE Loves You More.

Through pain and tears we offer you up

Our Husband, Father, Friend, Mentor.