James J. “Jim” Nachtmann

James J. “Jim” Nachtmann

James J. “Jim” Nachtmann, age 77, of Luxemburg, Iowa, passed away peacefully at 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at home with his loving wife by his side. To celebrate Jim’s life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at the Word of Life Church, 4450 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA. Due to the COVID-19 concerns all who attend will be required to wear a face covering. To honor Jim’s life, funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 3:00 p.m., with Pastor Loren Hirschy officiating. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Jim was born on November 29, 1942, in Earlville, Iowa, son of Joseph and Martha (Hess) Nachtmann.

Jim attended school in a one room schoolhouse outside of Manchester. He worked on the family farm until joining the U.S. Army during Vietnam. After his service, Jim returned to Manchester and went to work for Jasper Construction as a welder, and would later join the team at Ertl for over 30 years, until his retirement in 2010. He was united in marriage to Mary Disch in 1970, and they were blessed with 3 children together before she passed away in 1977. Jim was fortunate to once again find love with Linda Crimmins, and they would marry in 1979, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville. Jim truly loved spending time on the family farm, but he could also be found casting a line at his favorite fishing hole, sometimes catching more turtles than fish. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish Jim’s memory include

his wife,
Linda Nachtmann, Luxemburg, IA;

his children,
Donna Noblin, Luxemburg, IA
Karen Simon, Strawberry Point, IA
and Shannon (Alison Apol) Nachtmann, Grand Rapids, MI;

his 2 granddaughters,
Alex Nachtmann and Alyssa Noblin;

his sister,
Marge (Bob) Nefzger, Delaware, IA;

and his sister-in-law,
Mary Ann Nachtmann, Dyersville, IA.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his 1st wife, Mary Nachtmann; a daughter, Joanne Nachtmann; a brother, Norbert Nachtmann; and a sister, Rita (Ronald) Palmer.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among Jim’s favorite charities and may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. James Nachtmann Family.

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Word of Life Church
4450 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA 52003
October 11th, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Word of Life Church
4450 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA 52003
October 11th, 2020 at 3:00 PM

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