In loving memory of

James Edward Sheesley
April 25, 1940 - February 9, 2020

James Edward Sheesley, age 79 of Mingo passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at

The son of Elmo Edward and Mamie Sheesley, Jim was born on April 25, 1940 in Bloomfield, Iowa. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1958. Jim Served in The United State Army. He was united in marriage to LuAnn Wilkinson. She passed away in 1993. On June 6, 1997, he married Lucille Postma Alexander. Jim Worked for 30 years at Firestone in Des Moines and for five years at Maytag in Newton. He was a member of Ashton Chapel and enjoyed NASCAR, roller skating with his friends in his younger years, camping and repairing small engines.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Lucy; a son, Brian (Jackie) Sheesley; step children, Jesse (Marcia) Alexander, Franklin (Cheree) Alexander, and Anna (Kirk) Russell; 12 grandchildren, Clinton, Makayla (Brent), Jesseka, Meghan, Alex (Nikki), Gary (Lexie), Rowdy, Ireland, Katie, Allie, Grant and Amy; four great grandchildren, Brylee, Becker, Kayden and Tatum along with many nieces and nephews. Preceding Jim in death were his parents, 1st wife, LuAnn and two sisters, Arlene and Shirley


Sharon & Jr. Reese wrote on Feb 25, 2020:

"We grew up in the same little town that had a skating ring that all of us young kids enjoyed. Jim was a very nice easy going boy growing up. We send our prayers to his family & will miss him at our next Belknap Skating Reunion!!!"

Sue Eldred wrote on Feb 12, 2020:

"Lucy and Family Bob and I want to let you know how much we enjoyed Jim's friendship with the Class of 1958. The picture of Jim reminds us of the fun times and the fellowship. How lucky we are to have those memories of both of you and the luncheons to keep with us as our special treasures of a special person. May he RIP and may the memories you have and the fun times help lighten the load of your loss at this time. Prayers and sympathies to all of you. Bob and Sue"

Corey Hutchins wrote on Feb 11, 2020:

"So sad to hear this. Jim is just a figure that's been around my whole life. So many images in my memory growing up of him. Brian, thinking of you and the whole family right now. Much love...Corey Hutchins"

Ann Stough wrote on Feb 11, 2020:

"Papa Cheese! We love your sense of humor, chuckles at stories we shared camping and there's always something to talk about around the campfire. Lucy, Brian, Jackie, Katie and Allie you are in our thoughts and our collective heart hurts for you in this time of loss. Smooches. Ann and Paul Stough"

Ira United Church wrote on Feb 11, 2020:

"Our prayers and sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Jim Sheesley."