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1957 James 2023

James "Jim" Arthur Eldridge

March 11, 1957 — January 29, 2023


     James "Jim" Arthur Eldridge, the son of Claudie (Ray) and Alice Louise (Long) Eldridge, was born March 11, 1957 in Burlington, WA. He spent his childhood in the communities of Marblemount, WA, Concrete, WA, and Kamiah, ID. Jim graduated from Kamiah High School in 1975 before following his sister to Spencer, IA.

     Jim married his love, Dianne Hagedorn on September 18, 1976 in Spencer, IA where they built a life together. They were blessed with three beautiful children: Raeonna, Drew, and Brayden. As a family they made so many unforgettable memories, and their door was always open to all.

     He was a jack of all trades having worked numerous jobs during his career. In 1980, he started Jim Eldridge Construction. He ran his excavation company until his death, building it over the years and earning the respect of everyone he worked for/with. Jim had a great appreciation for music and loved playing his guitars. He rarely lost a card game and could out fish anyone. You could always count on him for a joke or a prank. He had a deep and undying love for his family and made friends everywhere he went. Above all else, Jim loved his “grand-babies”. They truly were the center of his universe.

     Jim fought hard and always kept a positive attitude throughout his battle with cancer. He passed away at Spencer Hospital on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the age of 65, surrounded by his family. He was proceeded in death by his parents and his granddaughter, Effie Claire Eldridge and was greeted by his beloved dog, Fred.

      Left to cherish his memory is his love, Dianne and their children Raeonna Sikora (Mike Bruellman) of Emmetsburg, IA, Drew (Leaha) Eldridge of Spencer, IA, and Brayden Eldridge of Dickens, IA; 11 grandchildren, one sister Raejean (John) Noah of Terril, IA, other relatives and many, many friends.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Brad Wallace
Drew Eldridge
Raeonna Sikora
Brayden Eldridge
Leaha Eldridge
Mike Bruellman
Brad Johnson
Mark Sikora
Duane Anderson

Mersadies Eldridge
Kellen Sikora
Michaela Bruellman
Paxton Eldridge
Landon Sikora
Keely Sidora
Nola Eldridge
Crew Eldridge
Lincoln Bruellman
Roman Eldridge
Public Gathering will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023 with the family present from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"Go Rest High On That Mountain"
"Ventura Highway"
"When I Get Where I am Going"
"My Way"
Will be held at a later date.
Dickens Cemetery
Dickens, Iowa
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