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Schwickerath, James "Jim"
James W. Jim Schwickerath, age 43, of Victoria, Illinois died on Monday, April 4, 2011 at his home.

He was born November 1, 1967 in Alta Vista, Iowa, the son of Denis and Rosemary (Troyna) Schwickerath. He married Jill S. (Woods) Ferry on July 9, 2005 in Victoria, Illinois. She survives of Victoria, Illinois.

Also surviving are two sons, Bob (Paula) Schwickerath and Cody Schwickerath, both of New Hampton, Iowa; one daughter, Ashley Schwickerath of Charles City, Iowa; one stepdaughter, Megan Ferry and one stepson, Matthew Ferry, both of Victoria, Illinois;

his parents of Alta Vista, Iowa; four brothers, Duane (Karen) Schwickerath of Waverly, Iowa, Larry Schwickerath of New Hampton, Iowa, Ron (Stacey) Schwickerath of Arlington Heights, Virginia and Neil Schwickerath of New Hampton, Iowa; three sisters, Lori (Kevin) Bridges of Plainfield, Iowa, Diane (Joe) Trewin of Emmetsburg, Iowa and Connie Clapp of Cresco, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Balik.

He was reared and educated in Alta Vista, Iowa graduating from New Hampton High School in 1986.

He worked for R & D Machine in New Hampton, Iowa, and later owned his own hog farm as well as worked for Reicks View Farms in New Hampton, Iowa. He moved to Illinois in 2003 where he became farm manager at Kingsdale Farms, Inc. in Victoria, Illinois.

He was a member, including past president, of the Chickasaw County, Iowa Pork Producers. He enjoyed the outdoors, deer hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Iowa Hawkeye fan.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home & Crematory in Oneida, Illinois with Visitation beginning at 5:00 P.M. Rev. Marty Briney officiating.

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista, Iowa. Father Ray Atwood officiating. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Anderson State Bank in Oneida, Illinois.

On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com
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