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Jimmy Kelsheimer

August 17, 1938 April 9, 2024
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Obituary for Jimmy Kelsheimer

Jimmy Kelsheimer, age 85, of Anthon, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, April 09, 2024, at the MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 15, 2024, at the Anthon Church of Christ of Anthon, Iowa. Kody Killian and Clif Cockburn will officiate. Honor Guard and Final Call by Anthon Fire & Rescue immediately following the service.

A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Sunday, April 14, 2024, with a Prayer Service at 6:45 p.m., at the Anthon Church of Christ of Anthon, Iowa.

The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online

Jimmy Kelsheimer passed away Tuesday April 9th at Mercy One Hospital. Jimmy was born August 17, 1938, at home on the family farm in rural Woodbury County, Iowa. His parents were William & Ethel (Eyer) Kelsheimer, and he grew up on the family farm southeast of Anthon, IA.

Jimmy went to school through the 8th grade at the Country School located by Anthon, IA, he always said he would rather be at home with his mom because the teacher yelled at him. In his teen years, Jim was quite the cowboy, showing city slickers how to find missing cattle in the hills of the Anthon and Oto area, along with his cousin Bob.

Jimmy married the love of his life, Shirline Sands, on August 24, 1958, at the Anthon Church of Christ. Together they were blessed with three children, Debra, Jamie, and Troy. Jim worked at Hamann & Sauser Implement for 40 years- driving truck, working as a mechanic & as parts manager. Jim also drove truck for Jebro for over 16 years, he also helped train new drivers, and earned his million miles driven award. Jim was a lifelong member of the Anthon Church of Christ, serving as past elder & deacon. Jim volunteered for over 30 years on the Anthon Fire & Rescue squads, both as a fireman and an ambulance driver. Jim served on the 911 and Landfill Boards, and two terms on the Anthon City Council, helping plan the 125th celebration and the Bomberdash, he also helped bring a new shelter house to the town park. He loved volunteering at the food bank, the gates of the Woodbury County Fair, and the Woodbury County Tractor Club. He recently bought a couple older International tractors for his sons, enjoying his final tractor ride with Jamie and Troy last year.

Jim loved dirt track racing, going to races for many years and then getting to watch his sons race in the late 80s and the last two years watching his grandson Derek. He enjoyed watching Nascar (both live and on TV), the Little League World Series every year, and traveling to TX to visit his granddaughters. The last several years, once the weather turned nice, you would find him riding his three-wheel bike at Little Sioux Park, or around the streets of Anthon. With a friendly wave and stopping to talk to everyone – he sure loved Anthon! But his greatest joy came from his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He loved nothing more than time spent with family, it meant everything to him.

Jimmy is survived by his wife Shirline. Children, Debra Osborn (Dave Fowler) of Wills Point, TX, her daughter Sarah (Chad) Burks, and their children Konner and Zane Posigian, & Bryson of Canton, TX. Jamie (Tina) Kelsheimer of Windom, MN and their children Kelsey (Ryan) Dice and their children Kamryn, Jase, & Kaylin of Elk Point, SD, Derek (Destiny) Kelsheimer and their son Gannon, of Windom, MN, and Jaden Kelsheimer and her fiancé Alvarez James of Sioux City, IA. Troy (Nikki) Kelsheimer of Climbing Hill, IA and their children Brittany (Ti) Taukeiaho and their children Brooklynn, Harper, and Emma, Anissa (Adam) Bolster of Carroll, IA and their daughter Calliope, Tyler (Michaela) Kelsheimer of Anthon, IA and their daughter Jolie, and a son coming in July. He is also survived by his sister Vera Baldwin and many nieces and nephews.

Waiting for Jimmy in Heaven are his parents, 6 siblings and their spouses, granddaughters Torie Kelsheimer (infancy), and Dedria Eddy.

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5:00 PM 4/14/2024 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/14/2024 7:00:00 PM
Church of Christ

404 E Main
Anthon, IA 51004

6:45 Prayer Service

Church of Christ
404 E Main Anthon 51004 IA
United States

Funeral Service




10:30 AM 4/15/2024 10:30:00 AM
Church of Christ

404 E Main
Anthon, IA 51004

Church of Christ
404 E Main Anthon 51004 IA
United States

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