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OBIT: James “Jim” Waechter, 56, of Charles City

James “Jim” Waechter, 56, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home in Charles City with Pastor Mike Downey of the Evangelical Free Church in Charles City officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home until the start of the memorial service.

James Arthur Waechter, the son of Jack and Marilyn (Marpel) Waechter, was born October 7, 1963 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received his education in Cheyenne, graduating from East High. After graduation, Jim attended trade school and received his HVAC license.

Jim worked in HVAC, in one manner or another, for his entire life. He also worked as an apartment maintenance supervisor throughout the Phoenix area for a few years and at Winnebago in Charles City for about one year.

Jim was united in marriage to Renée Huffman on June 27, 1987. They made their home in Arizona for almost two years before moving to Charles City. This union was blessed with two sons: Wesley and Kyle.

Jim enjoyed riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers with his boys, golfing, camping, fishing, woodworking, bowling and dancing with Renée. He was an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan. Jim just liked anything that had to do with the old “cowboy” style of life. He loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Jim will be missed greatly by all those who loved him.

Living family members include his wife, Renée of Charles City; two sons: Wesley (Amy) Waechter of Charles City and Kyle Waechter (Ashley Wille) of Marengo; daughter from a previous marriage, Laycee Jae of Montanna; step-son, Joshua Zubrod (Andrea Madison) of Arizona; 10 grandchildren; father and step-mother, Jack (Alice) Waechter of Cheyenne, Wyoming; step-father, Dick Wolfe of Payson, Arizona and sister, Lori (Todd) Ebbesen of Longmont, Colorado.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Wolfe and his grandparents.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

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