Obituaries

Peter J. "Jim" Lawless

Dec 30, 2020
Lawless Peter

Services

10:30 AM, Tuesday, January 5, at Jesup Bible Fellowship Church

Visitation

4:00 - 6:00 PM, Monday, January 4, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel

Cemetery

Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa

Memorials

May be directed to the family

Biography

Peter James “Jim” Lawless, 78, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at his home of natural causes.

He was born on July 13, 1942 in Waterloo; son of Daniel E. and Betty (McNelly) Lawless.

Jim graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1960.  He served in the US Navy SeaBees until his honorable discharge after 27 years.

He married Nancy White on November 22, 1963 in Waterloo.

Jim worked as a repairman for Superior Welding Supply for 40 ½ years, retiring in 2009.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Russell (Pam) Lawless of Waterloo; son, Dan (Ann) Lawless of Independence; sister, Linda Hickman of Evansdale; two brothers, Jeff (Pam) Lawless of Waterloo and Skeets (Mary) Lawless of Cumming, GA; 8 grandchildren, Amber (Brock) Jaquith of Cedar Falls; Bradley Lawless of Waterloo; Allyson (Alex) Covington of Cedar Rapids; Tyler (Jessica) Hare of Waterloo; Mark (Madison) Lawless of Quasqueton; Melyssa (Derek) Albert of Quasqueton; Myrissa Lawless of Waterloo; and Kassandra Lawless of Waterloo; 12 great-grandchildren, Dallas, Carter, Victoria, Brody, Isabella, Korbin, Gracie Jo, Addie Mae, Easton Daniel, Jaxon, Autumn Ray, and Bristol.

Preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Fred Hickman.


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  1. Gary and Betty Reif | Jan 07, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Jim's passing.   He will be missed.   Please know we are thinking of you and your families.  
  2. Randy Mueller | Jan 05, 2021

    So sorry for your loss , I knew Jim for many years , we both worked at Superior Welding , Jim worked in Waterloo , I worked in Dubuque . Jim always had a smile on his face whenever he saw you . We stayed friends after he retired in 2009. He will be missed ,  So long my friend . 

     

  3. Peg & Fred Ritchie | Jan 05, 2021

    so. Sad to learn of Pete’s passing. We are sorry to miss the visitation & service but must stay away for health reasons ourselves. Sending prayers to comfort you Nancy & all Pete’s family.

     

  4. Morris & Linda Dolph | Jan 04, 2021
    Thankful for all of our great memories with Jim & Nancy! Jim will be sadly missed! Our thoughts and Prayers to all of Jim's family!
  5. Clint Bunting | Jan 04, 2021
    Jim was truly a man after God’s own heart. He will be missed tremendously. He was always encouraging and had a kind word to say. My prayers are with the Lawless family. God bless
  6. John Noll | Jan 04, 2021
    I only knew Jim a short time after coming to Jesup Bible Fellowship Church. He was always friendly and usually had something funny to share with me. He will be dearly missed.
  7. Eric and Debbie Frey | Jan 03, 2021
    So much enjoyed visiting with Jim whenever we talked. Always smiling and something positive to say. Gods Kingdom surely welcomed a top notch servant! Gonna miss you Jim! You left way too soon but for now, we will not say good-bye, but good night!  Gonna see you in God's Glory someday again! 
  8. John King | Jan 03, 2021
    You were an awesome person. Rest in peace Professor Lawless. Hope they have peanuts in heaven.
  9. James Coonradt | Jan 03, 2021
    JIM COONRADT, GOD BLESS A GOOD FRIEND AND A WELDING BROTHER. YOU WILL BE SO SORELY MISSED, BUT WILL BE THOUGHT OF OFTEN. THIS MAN WILL NEVER FORGET ALL OF YOUR HELPFUL ADVICE AND PLEASANT MEMORIES, OVER THE YEARS. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE, IN YOUR NEW HOME. JIM C.
  10. John and Janet Zeien | Jan 03, 2021
    Our condolences to the family.  Such a good man Jim.
  11. Beth Schaefer | Jan 01, 2021
    Jim always had a great big smile, big laugh, and great big hugs. One of my fondest memories was a weekend that Eric and I surprised Mary by coming to visit Georgia and taking her to a concert for her birthday. Jim and Nancy were in on it and were there to help pull off the surprise. She would never expect two people to visit at one time. When Jim and Skeets picked us up from our flight, we laughed and hugged and there was such excitement. I could see tears in Jim's eyes. He was as happy as we were to surprise Mary. It was so much fun. We had a short weekend of eating well, sitting and visiting out on the deck, watching movies, but it is just one memory I know Eric and I cherish. I hope everyone can hold onto all the great memories that were made with Jim (and Nancy too). Peace and comfort to all the family. He will be missed by so many.
  12. robert peterson | Jan 01, 2021
    A GOOD MAN AND A GOOD  FRIEND FOR MANY YEARS, PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY, HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. Julie Lawrence | Jan 01, 2021
    My condolences to the Lawless families. Praying for all of you during this difficult time. ------Julie (Wagner) Lawrence.
  14. Linda McFadden-Schuler | Jan 01, 2021
    My condolences and peace, to the Lawless families. --Linda McFadden-Schuler, Waterloo
  15. Tammy Cain (Kastli) | Dec 31, 2020
    I remember Jim from Burton Ave. Church. Prayers and love to the family.
  16. Roger Holeman | Dec 31, 2020

    We are happy to know Jim is with His Savior, but our hearts are saddened to hear of your earthly separation from this saint. May God comfort your hearts with the precious memories you have of him in the coming days.

    In Christian love, Roger and Pat Holeman

  17. Ronald E GLYNN | Dec 31, 2020

    We are sorry for your temporary separation. Jim was a special Godly man. We are praying for you: Ron and Claudine and all the Glynn family.

  18. Greg Kastli | Dec 31, 2020
    RIP Brother - You will be Missed by many.  I wont say goodbye,  just "see ya later" G.K.

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