James Bond

September 13, 1945 - May 1, 2022
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On Sunday, May 1, 2022, James Wesley Bond, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed peacefully. Jim was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. His hometown was the place he loved deeply. If you talked to Jim at all, it was obvious that Fort Dodge was the best place on earth. Jim started his career in the mortuary business. He was a graduate in mortuary science from University of Minnesota. He talked often about his early career, especially leading processions to the wrong cemetery and having to turn an entire procession around and back to the other side of town. After leaving the mortuary business Jim found his way into new home sales. He was quite successful in Denver, Southern California, and Nevada selling new homes and made numerous friends that have stayed close his entire life. He became a broker and managed sales staffs with great success. He was a fair and honest co-worker, mentor, and manager. He was known for his fair dealings with clients and customers, and his fun and creativity with his sales teams. He was very proud of his career and the many careers he assisted in launching. Many of his fondest memories were related to his career in real estate. After retiring Jim grew his antique collection and thoroughly enjoyed searching for new treasures anywhere he went. He was generous with all, and would often give friends gifts of special and meaningful antiques from his collection. He had a large group of “antiquing friends” as well. Antiques were Jim’s passion. He also had an incredible love for animals of all shapes and sizes. He adopted many dogs who were treated like royalty, and refused to kill even the smallest bugs. For those that knew Jim, you knew you had a lifelong friend that had a big heart and that was very generous with his love. He always was planning his next meal and was known for his quirky sense of humor. He was an easy man to know and love. He will be missed by many. In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family asks that you would make a donation in his name to your local Humane Society or Salvation Army, two charities near and dear to Jim’s heart.

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Born: September 13, 1945
Died: May 1, 2022

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Jim Doncaster posted on 6/4/22

I knew Jim through repeated exchanges with him via the internet. Our relationship began with my purchase of a quantity of Civil War letters from him several years ago and grew over time as we stayed in touch and exchanged jokes, stories and bits and pieces of our lives. Though I never met him face to face, I considered him a friend and was saddened to learn of his diagnosis last year. He was philosophical about it even as his health deteriorated. When I expressed an interest in parting with part of my Civil War collection on eBay, Jim set up a conference call with me and shared his hard-won lessons in an hour-long tutorial. The world has lost a good and kind man, and I have lost a friend. Lorraine, though we've never met, please know I'm grateful to you for reaching out and sharing the sad news of Jim's passing with me.

 

Ton posted on 5/15/22

I will forever thank God for bringing Jim into my life. Jim was loved by his family and many friends and co workers. Jim you touch us all in a way only a great friend father and husband could. I will forever miss you and still think of you like a brother. God bless you I hope you are making them laugh in heaven as you did all of us.

 

Wayne Bennett posted on 5/9/22

Jim you were the kindest, gentle, loving, giving person that I ever knew. I will always remember the times we had (starting in 1978 and lasting forever), the many get togethers we had at your house, the many breakfastes we had on Firdays in Denver, the many rounds of golf we played - and partner - just knowing and being with you was an honor and a privilage most people in life don't have and never get. My love for you will never disappear. Wayne Bennett

 

Steve O’Connor posted on 5/7/22

It was a privilege to know you as a friend. You were always a true gentleman and gentle soul. From Denver to Las Vegas it was a pleasure to share a good part of our lives. Lorraine, we are praying for you in this time of loss. Jim has touched so many people. He will be missed!

 

Steve O’Connor posted on 5/7/22

It was a privilege to know you as a friend. You were always a true gentleman and gentle soul. From Denver to Las Vegas it was a pleasure to share a good part of our lives. Lorraine, we are praying for you in this time of loss. Jim has touched so many people. He will be missed!

 

Andrea Munson posted on 5/6/22

Jim will be missed by our family! We had such good memories of the music jam sessions in Storm Lake! He played the trumpet as did his dad. His uncles joined in playing too. Will miss him.

 

Emilie Karczewski posted on 5/6/22

In the years that Jim was a part of our lives we loved him and he became a dear friend as well as our son in law. He is truly missed.

 

Frank Maggio posted on 5/6/22

Jim and i were friends in high School and played football together. I spent time with him a couple times in Minneapolis when he was in school and I was married. We both moved around the country a lot and of course were unable to stay in touch which is very sad. Jim was a good guy and I’m really sorry that we didn’t get to spend much time together. I prayed for his family and I’ll pray for him and God bless him.

 

Dan Mcdonagh posted on 5/6/22

So sorry, you are a fighter! Will miss you at the dog park, sorry we didn’t get a chance to watch Local Hero!

 

Dan Mcdonagh posted on 5/6/22

So sorry, you are a fighter! Will miss you at the dog park, sorry we didn’t get a chance to watch Local Hero!

 

Mark Huebsch posted on 5/6/22

So sorry for the loss of a fantastic gentleman. Jim and I did a little antique hunting on a couple of occasions while he was in Iowa! I sincerely wish we could have spent more time together!!!☹️😢

 

Scot and Paula Glidden posted on 5/6/22

Jim was the most kind and giving man. Scot and I were visiting Jim and Lorraine and I mentioned that I thought his Bauer bowls were really unique. He explained the history behind the bowls and proceeded to give me one. Throughout the years he has given me 16 bowls! He was always thinking of others. He was so generous and the most loving husband to my sister Lorraine. He will be sorely missed. Scot and Paula Glidden

 

Mark Huebsch posted on 5/6/22

In memory of James Bond, Mark Huebsch lit a candle

 

Lisa Devolder Babula posted on 5/6/22

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers Lorraine.

 

Anne Danielson posted on 5/5/22

I will miss you dear friend❤️

 

Vernon Danielson posted on 5/5/22

I will miss you, old friend. Vern

 

Vernon Danielson posted on 5/5/22

I will miss you, old friend. Vern

 

Jane Penttinen posted on 5/5/22

You will be dearly missed Jim. I'm so glad I got to know you. You were a true gentleman with a big heart.

 

Ivan Callebaut posted on 5/5/22

So sorry for your loss prayers and hugs

 

Tom Meade posted on 5/5/22

In memory of James Bond, Tom Meade lit a candle

 

Wim Van Gyseghem posted on 5/5/22

It’s a great honor, that I have known you, thanks for being a friend, you will be always in my heart and memory 🙏 Had a great time with you in Belgium 🇧🇪

 

Wim Van Gyseghem posted on 5/5/22

It’s a great honor, that I have known you, thanks for being a friend, you will be always in my heart and memory 🙏 Had a great time with you in Belgium 🇧🇪

 

Frank Pankratz posted on 5/5/22

God Bless your soul Jim! You were a GREAT friend and colleague. Thank you! Frank Pankratz

 

Frank Pankratz posted on 5/5/22

God Bless your soul Jim! You were a GREAT friend and colleague. Thank you! Frank Pankratz

 

Karen Kovacs posted on 5/5/22

In memory of James Bond, Karen Kovacs lit a candle

 

Karen Kovacs posted on 5/5/22

Jim was a kind and generous man. I would meet with him and Lorraine and others at a breakfast meeting every week. I wore a shirt that required cuff links and used my husbands. The next week Jim brought me a beautiful pair of blue topaz cufflings from his antique collection. So unexpected and generous. He was a very giving man, a wonderful person and my friend. Karen Kovacs

 

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