James M. Connolly, 61, of Delhi, and formerly of Guttenberg and Cascade, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 in Delhi, Iowa.
Friends and relatives of James may call from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Friends may also call after 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 at the Funeral Home.
Services for James will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cascade, with the Rev. Douglas Loecke presiding. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Guttenberg.
Honorary pallbearers for Jim will be T.J. Schmitt and Issac Franzen.
Casketbearers for Jim will be John Connolly, Austin Rogers, Jonathan Keune, Matt Hoefler, Joe Kruse and Shane Higdon.
Jim was born Nov. 24, 1957 in Dubuque, son of John L. and Therese L (Sweeney) Connolly. He is a 1976 graduate of the former Aquin High School in Cascade. He farmed and worked in construction. He also drove truck for Green Trucking.
Jim liked to work hard and play hard, and would always greet you with a smile. He loved hunting and was always after that 12-point buck. He enjoyed his many stock car competitions and demolition derby entries. He also enjoyed horse shoes, shooting pool, boating and riding his Harley.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta Nieland, of Delhi; one daughter, Carrie (Doug) Jackson, of Marion; one step-son, Zach LeGrand, of Guttenberg; three grandchildren, Lauren, Ava and Erica Jackson; four siblings, Mark (Mary Kay) Connolly, of Protivin, Ellen (Mark) Hosch, of Eldridge, Joyce (Jim) Rogers, of Iowa City and Jill Connolly (Ron Rooney) of Dubuque; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Eric Connolly Dec. 22, 2006.
In lieu of flowers a James M. Connolly memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com