Donald L. James, Jr.

Nov 15, 2021
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11am Friday, November 19, 2021 at Locke Funeral Home


One hour prior to the service.


Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors by Waterloo American Legion Post #138, Waterloo VFW Post #1623, and US Navy Funeral Honor Guard. 


Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Bend Humane Society; Cards sent to the funeral home will be directed to the family.


Donald L. James, Jr., 80, of Waterloo, died Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Des Moines Veterans Hospital.

He was born March 3, 1941, in Waterloo, son of Donald L., Sr., and Leona M. Holm James. Donald graduated from West High School in 1959. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Donald married Connie J. Woolman; they later divorced.

Donald worked as a Toll Terminal Technician for 30 years for Qwest, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and the Waterloo American Legion Post #138.

He is survived by two daughters, Stephanie (Kenny Johnson) James of Waukon‚ and Mindy (Luke Lefler) James of Waterloo; two grandchildren, Sterling James, and Jo Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Phoenix James.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents

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  1. Oakley Etter | Nov 19, 2021

    Grandpa Don,


    You will be missed by Many!


    Oakley, Chevelle and Willow

  2. Jeff Jolin | Nov 19, 2021

    ”uncle Donnie is coming!” to Sioux city my mom Juanita James Jolin would announce (moms dad was Paul James). I was young but remember that… blessings to his family.

    Jeff Jolin

    Austin Texas

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