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Peterseim Funeral Home
Sunday November 4th, 2018
2:30pm - 5:30pm

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Fairview Mennonite Church
Monday November 5th, 2018

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James Schrock

Funeral services for James W. Schrock, 58, of Iowa City, will be held Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Fairview Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 4, from 2:30 – 5:30 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for Systems Unlimited and Camp Courageous. James died Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Bird House Hospice in Iowa City.

James William Schrock was born May 13, 1960 in Iowa City, the son of Truman and Nettie (Miller) Schrock. He was a member of Fairview Church and for the past 13 years has been a resident of Systems Unlimited, along with Chuck Lacina and Paul Gause. James worked at Goodwill for many years and enjoyed attending Camp Courageous and participating in the Special Olympics. He enjoyed music, magazines, ice cream and being with his family. Survivors include four siblings: Dale (Marlene) Schrock of Iowa City, Anna (Jack) Tillotson of Nashwauk, MN, Phil (Roberta) Schrock of Albany, OR, Lucille (Wilbur) Shetler of Kalona, six nieces and 11 nephews and 25 great nieces and nephews.

Preceding James in death were his parents.

The family would like to truly thank Systems Unlimited for the family atmosphere, compassion and excellent care James received as a resident.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I understand that this is a very difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences. May you find a measure of comfort knowing that very soon God promises to end suffering and also "death will be no more". (Revelation 21:3,4) www.jw.org

K. Burd Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

Rest with God. This world will miss your tender spirit.

Chad Frey Nov 4 2018 12:00 AM

Hi, I am so sorry about James' passing. He was such a gentle man and willing to work on just about any project. I knew James vocationally as well as his living family. They all worked together to support James in making decisions for himself. He has earned his rest.

Nancy Snider Overstreet Nov 3 2018 12:00 AM

What an amazing person he will truly be missed by Paul and chuck

Sandy deatsch Nov 2 2018 12:00 AM

To the Schrock Family I am Paul Gause's sister, Deb, and I would like to thank you for sharing James with us while he lived with Paul. At first James was very shy to respond to my "Hi James!" or my "See ya later, James;" however, I never stopped saying hi and bye to him when I saw him. After a bit of time, James started looking right at me when I came in (I'm sure he recognized my voice) and as I was leaving their home, and he would wave hi or bye to me each time I was there. This just warmed my heart.We dropped off magazines occasionally for James and he would open them up and start looking through them as soon as we gave them to him.When Paul was at Mercy Hospital, after he broke his hip, it was priceless to see James and Chuck and how they couldn't get close enough to Paul, giving hugs and high-fives and just making sure he was OK.Several years ago, at Halloween, Chuck, James and Paul came trick or treating to our home. What a sight to behold!!!! They were three peas in a pod; though instead of three peas, they were dressed as three M&Ms!!!! These are the memories we will hold dear in our hearts.Those three shared a special language between themselves, and they also shared so many years of adventures, ups and downs, normal everyday living, and everything in between. Oberlin will never be the same without Chuck and now without James. My family thanks you for allowing us to "adopt" James into our family.Our hearts, thoughts and prayers will be with you today and for many years to come. Paul Gause, Leah Howk and husband, and Deb Borgstahl and family.

Paul Gause, and sisters Deb and Leah, and our families Nov 2 2018 12:00 AM