James L. "Jim" Reiser

Apr 3, 2020
Reiser, James


Private Family Services will be held at a later date.


Garden of Memories Cemetery


Memorials: may be directed to UnityPoint Hospice, 3731 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701.



James L. “Jim” Reiser, 80, of Washburn, died Friday, April 3, 2020 at La Porte City Specialty Care.  He was born August 23, 1939 in Prairie du Chien, WI the son of Marion and Helen Gerber Walker.

Jim married Sandra Kay “Sandy” Messer on September 5, 1959 in Wapello.  She preceded him in death on July 17, 2017.

He served in the U.S. Airforce.  Jim worked as an Iowa Certified Watch Maker and was Rolex trained for Roth Jewelers for many years, retiring in 2002.

Survived by: one brother, Richard (Carol) Reiser of Gilbertville; mother-in-law, Fern Messer of Davenport; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Bartenhagen of Davenport and Linda Parrish of Pinellas Park, Florida and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; two sons, Tony and Kevin Reiser and one granddaughter, Ashley Reiser.

Jim was an outdoor person who loved hunting and fishing in his spare time.


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  1. Charles Gronberg | Apr 05, 2020

    We are sorry to hear  about Jim , but he is no longer suffering. Keep in touch Phyllis & Chuck.



  2. peggy mangrich | Apr 03, 2020
    Sorry for your loss Dick and Carol.

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