James C. “Jim” Iverson, 88, of Crawfordsville, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Bickford Cottage.
Jim was born Sept. 4, 1924, in Indianapolis, son of the now late William and Marie (Vetter) Iverson. He was in the first graduating class of Howe High School, Indianapolis, in 1942.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medical technician in the 1276th Engineer Combat Battalion.
In 1947, after his service in World War II, Jim moved to Jamestown. He married Helen Westermeyer on Oct. 13, 1949. Jim and Helen lived in Jamestown until moving to Bickford Cottage Assisted Living in Crawfordsville in 2004. Helen preceded him in death two weeks after they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Jim’s family owned Citizen’s State Bank in Jamestown, where he worked until it was sold. He then went to work for Farmer’s State Bank in New Ross, where he worked from 1970 until his retirement in 1986. He also worked as a bookkeeper for the family business, Iverson Model Tire Company, which was located in downtown Indianapolis
He was a member of Jamestown American Legion, past Chief of Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department, past Jamestown Deputy Town Marshal, and member of Tomahawk Hills Golf Club and Christ Lutheran Church, Crawfordsville.
Survivors include daughters, Jamie (Ralph) Dodson of Jamestown and Marcia (David) Shaw of Waveland; son, Eric Iverson of Indianapolis; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and his Bickford Cottage family.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Iverson, and sisters, Velma Neal and Marjorie Stafford.
Family and friends will gather from 4 to 8 p.m. today, March 7, at the Porter Funeral Home, 351 W. Main St., Jamestown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at the funeral home, with Alan Goff officiating. Burial will follow in the Jamestown I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.porterfuneralhome.us.