James Kaye Wright
August 22, 1932 - February 10, 2013
Biography

Services for James K. Wright, 80, of Milo will be Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Milo. Interment will be at the Belmont Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Milo. Memorials may be made in care of Jim's family with a memorial to be named at a later date.

James Kaye Wright was born August 22, 1932 near Milo, Iowa to Paul and Carolyn (Milleson) Wright. He graduated from Milo High School in 1950. Jim served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict serving in Korea and Japan from 1952 until 1954. He married JoAnn Spalti on February 17, 1955. They were blessed with two daughters: Kim and LuAnn. Jim was blessed with a third daughter, Dana, from a second marriage.

Jim could do anything, he was a farmer, but also worked as a commodities broker for FGL in West Des Moines. He also worked for Big Bear and was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Jim was an interesting man. He loved big band music and had a beautiful singing voice. He was kind of a "crusty old farmer" with a "soft heart". He was a bit ornery, strong willed, and loved to give someone a hard time. There were no gray areas with Jim; it was either right or wrong. He was also very caring and was very proud of his girls and his grandchildren.

He was a member of the American Legion and belonged to the Draft Horse Association. He loved going to auctions and was a collector of antiques, Hesston belt buckles, and vintage farm machinery. He enjoyed working with mules and horse drawn buggies. In short he was a Classic. He was a self-described "Friend of man, friend of nature, and friend of God".

Jim passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines at the age of 80 years. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Junior Wright, Richard Wright, Marjorie Barnes, and Fern Bales. Surviving are his daughters: Kim (Dennis) McNerny of Pleasantville, LuAnn (Lyle) Ohnemus of Milo, and Dana Wright-Peralta of Denver, Iowa; grandchildren: Erin (Shaun), Jessie, Lee, Garrett, and Gianni; and great grandchildren: Alayna and Dani. Also surviving is a sister, Mildred Risinger of Indianola; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
... Read More


Mobile Check-ins: - What is this?

Services

Visitation Information

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Wed, February 13, 2013
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Location

Pierschbacher Funeral Home
201 Walnut
Milo, Iowa 50166


Service Information

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Thu, February 14, 2013
10:00 AM


Location

Pierschbacher Funeral Home
201 Walnut
Milo, Iowa 50166


Photos

No Photos Yet
Add one now

Slideshow
View all »
Tributes
What will you miss most about James?
What is your favorite memory of James?
How did James inspire you?
What made James so unique and special?
chad lyman
Feb 13, 2013

Jason And Chad Lyman (Jims nephews) miss and will ALWAYS remember Uncle Jim !He Was a awsome Uncle . We enjoyed growing up with him each summer working on the farm when we visited Iowa . Him and Jason are in Heaven toge... more

Feb 13, 2013
Jason And Chad Lyman (Jims nephews) miss and will ALWAYS remember Uncle Jim !He Was a awsome Uncle . We enjoyed growing up with him each summer working on the farm when we visited Iowa . Him and Jason are in Heaven together now !

chad lyman
Videos

No Videos Yet
Add one now

James Kaye Wright's online obituary has been made permanent courtesy of Obitio Online Obituaries.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Enter your email below to receive notifications each time a new tribute is added to this obituary. You can unsubscribe at any time.


What are Mobile Check-ins?

Visitors who access this online memorial from the visitation service are allowed to "check-in," signing their name to help the family record and memorialize the service attendees.

Email to Family or Friends   or   Click to Share to Facebook

Enter the email address of a friend or family member below and we'll notify them of this obituary