James "Jim" Koleno

Sep 18, 2019
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Memorial Services: 11:00 AM Monday, September 23, 2019 at Orchard Hill Church, 3900 Orchard Dr., Cedar Falls, with military rites at the church with United States Navy.


for an hour before services at the church



Black Hawk County Veterans Affairs


James "Jim" Koleno, 76, Dunkerton, IA, died at University of IA Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.


He was born September 20, 1942, in Protivin, IA, son of John F. and Lillian Krall Koleno. He served in the United States Navy, 1959-1963.


Jim married Mary L. Keller and they later divorced. He married Linda L. Homann March 19, 1976 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Waverly.


Jim worked for 39 years for a small equipment company in Waverly.


He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Waterloo where he served as a deacon and was on the building and grounds committee. He was also active in “The Willing Workers.”


He enjoyed motorcycles, collecting Dodge memorabilia; hunting, fishing, camping -- anything outdoors; and bowling. Jim enjoyed working with his hands and could fix just about anything. He refurbished a badly damaged boat that the family enjoyed.


Jim is survived by wife, Linda Koleno‚ Dunkerton‚ IA; daughter, Brooke (Licon Opperman) Koleno‚ New Hartford‚ IA; sons, Mike (Mary) Raymer‚ McAlester‚ OK; and Patrick (Kate) Raymer‚ Estacada‚ OR; sisters, Dorothy Lubenstein‚ Anchorage‚ AK, Susie (Wendell) Lampson‚ Ionia‚ IA, and Sally (Mike) Austin‚ Waverly; a sister-in-law, Edna Koleno‚ New Hampton‚ IA; 7 grandchildren, Mariana and Maria Carillo, Nick, Brandon, Britton, Taylor and Chase Raymer; and 1 great-granddaughter, Aurora Raymer.


He is preceded in death by a son, Brent Koleno; brothers, John "Jack" Koleno and Joseph Koleno; grandson, Paxton Miller; and brother in law: Earl Lubenstein.

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  1. Joe & Cathey Avery | Sep 26, 2019
    Joe worked for many years with Jim - our sincere condolences to the family.
  2. Randy Schunk | Sep 23, 2019

    Kathy and i will keep you all in our thoughts and

    prayers Randy& Kathy Schunk

  3. The Brocks' | Sep 20, 2019
    Linda and family, Bob and I always enjoyed seeing your "willing" faces at church. Jim was such an asset to All he encountered, he will be greatly missed. Linda, we admire your relationship with Jim, and the anguish of a long-term love/partner will be felt for a long time. Loving Hugs, Pat and Bob

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