James L. Breeden

James L. “Jim” Breeden, 88, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, July 1, 2024, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 6, 2024 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.  Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the Sutton Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

James Loras Breeden was born on April 16, 1936 in rural Maquoketa, Iowa to Jay and Ruth (Littlefield) Breeden.  He attended country school and then graduated from Maquoketa High School.  He married Sara Ann Clark on September 16, 1955 in Fulton, Iowa at the RLDS Church.

Jim worked as a farmhand for local farmers as well as owning his own farm later in life.  Throughout the years he had also worked as a carpenter, dairy deliveryman, and various factory jobs including at Alcoa and Clinton Engines.  Jim and Sara had also delivered the Sunday Quad City Times for over 15 years.

Jim enjoyed history, nature, gardening, planting trees, farming, and researching cemeteries involved with the Jackson County Pioneer Cemetery Association.   

Those left to honor his memory include children, Wayne Breeden of Clinton, IA, Sue Imming of Jefferson City, MO, Vickie (Bob) Anstey of Cumberland, IA, Diane (Jerry) Sneed of New Orleans, LA, and Shirley (Brad) Schmidt of Thornton, IA; a brother, Bob (Brenda) Breeden of Maquoketa, IA; 10 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sara on August 9, 2018, and a son John Loras Breeden on September 23, 1989.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed in his name to Hospice of Jackson County.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

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