James Attey Obituary

James  Attey
James Attey
James Attey

March 25, 1945 - April 18, 2019
Resided in West Des Moines, Iowa
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James Daniel Attey, 74, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019. Services will be held 10:30 am Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa, at 12:30 pm.

James was born March 25, 1945, in Boone, IA, to Daniel and Sally (Judson) Attey. He married Nancy (Tighe) Attey on July 5, 1974, Neola, IA.

Jim served in the Air Force for 8 years during Vietnam, stationed in Okinawa and stateside. He later worked as a Courier for Iowa Title and retired from there in 2007. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 439, in Silver City, IA. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Jim was active in liturgical ministries at St. Mary of Nazareth for many years.

Jim enjoyed all kinds of sports and could always be found watching his Hawkeyes or Cubs. One of his best days was the day the Cubbies won the World Series. Jim was an avid reader, with strong interests in history and current affairs. He also loved to travel throughout his life. His love of history, travel, and natural beauty lead to many wonderful family vacations, on both land and sea. Jim’s biggest joy in life was his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Jim lived his life to the fullest and he would say, “I won the game!” He will truly be missed by all those that love him.

James is survived by his wife, Nancy Attey; daughters, Jennifer (Isaiah) Stegman of Des Moines, IA, Christine (Dean) Bindner of Marcus, IA; grandchildren, Kennedy Bindner, Miriam Stegman, Jameson Bindner, Caedmon Stegman. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill Rule.

A Rosary will be held at 5:30 pm followed by a visitation. The family will receive friends from 6 - 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines. Contributions may be made to St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church or the American Legion, Post 439. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Rosary
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Service
St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
10:30 AM

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St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
American Legion Post 439
403 Main
Silver City, Iowa USA 51571