James J. Krapfl, 78, of Fillmore, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at his home in Fillmore.
Visitation for Jim was held from 3-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a prayer service was held at 2:30 p.m. Visitation was also held after 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at the Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial for Jim was held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fillmore, with the Rev. Jim Miller presiding, and Assisting Deacon James Kean. Lector was Chris Krapfl. Placing of the Pall was done by Ed Krapfl, Ron Krapfl, Bob Krapfl and Jan Anderegg. Giftbearers were Jennifer Woolf and Kelly Krapfl. Burial was held at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Fillmore, with a flag presentation by the Cascade American Legion Post# 528.
Casketbearers were Kevin Johnson, Nathan Johnson, Ken Krapfl, Jim Devine, Mike Rea and Ed Stoll.
He was born March 3, 1941, in Fillmore, son of Alvin and Loraine (Klocker) Krapfl. He received his education from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Fillmore. Except for a brief stint in the National Guard, he spent his entire life farming, both on his own and in a partnership with his brother Ron and his nephew, Chris. Though farming took up most of his time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, helping neighbors and watching sports on television. Though he never played, he had a passion for professional tennis and watched every tournament. He was an avid Hawkeye fan, enjoying men’s football and basketball and women’s basketball too. Jim also enjoyed experimenting with ways to grow better crops, natural and homeopathic health cures, reading and cutting out jokes from the newspaper and taping them to his kitchen wall. He also loved to collect rocks and arrowheads.
Jim was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish in Fillmore.
He is survived by his four siblings Ed (Barb) Krapfl, of Shore View, Minn., Ron (Julia) Krapfl, of Cascade, Bob (Lee Ann) Krapfl and Jan (Tom) Anderegg both of Dubuque; six nephews, James Krapfl, David Krapfl, Christopher Krapfl, Matthew Krapfl, Timothy Krapfl and Benjamin Anderegg; four nieces, Karen Gent, Jennifer Woolf, Kelly Krapfl and Abby Anderegg; and many cousins, friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one nephew, Mark Krapfl; and nephew-in-law, George Gent.
In lieu of flowers a James J. Krapfl memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Dubuque, especially to Jeanette, for all the wonderful care and support they gave to James.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com