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James H. Aldag

September 6, 1945 — April 9, 2024

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James “Jim” Henry Aldag was born September 6, 1945, on the family farm in Ida County, Iowa, the son of Theodore and Leona (Schultz) Aldag. He was baptized on September 30, 1945, and later confirmed his faith on March 26, 1961, both at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Jim attended Schleswig High School and graduated in 1964.

 On March 22, 1963, Jim enlisted in the United States Army National Guard, honoring his commitment to serve his country. Jim's time in the military instilled in him the values of loyalty, dedication, and selflessness that would shape his character throughout his life. He was honorably discharged on November 27, 1967.

 Jim was a pillar of strength and devotion to his family. On December 5, 1965, he married the love of his life, Lorna Mae Petersen, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa. From this union, they were blessed with two sons: Travis James and Troy Alan. Together, they shared a beautiful journey filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories.

 From 1966 to 1991, Jim dedicated many years tending to the family farm. In addition to his farming career, Jim explored other avenues of employment, including working at Abe's Welding in Schleswig, Hi Tech Inc. in Gibbon, Nebraska, Countryside Construction, and eventually as a truck driver until his well-deserved retirement in 2012.

 Over the years, Jim took great pleasure in golfing, fishing, and hunting, and he fondly reminisced about his earlier years of bowling. Moreover, Jim was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, where his faith provided him with comfort and strength. He was an Elder, Sunday School Superintendent, and on the Builder’s Committee for many years. His unwavering belief in a higher power guided him through both joys and challenges, and he found solace in the promise of eternal peace. Jim was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, treasuring the moments shared with his family.

 Jim passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at the Denison Care Center in Denison, Iowa attaining the age of 78 years, seven months and three days. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorna Aldag; brothers-in-law: John Winsor and Larry Clausen.

 He is survived by his two sons: Travis Aldag and wife, Lynette of Ida Grove and Troy Aldag and wife, Dorota of Ludlow, Massachusetts; two grandchildren: Austin (Heather) Aldag of Kiron and Melissa (Nolan) Schmidt of Kiron; two step-grandchildren: Ashley Brandhagen and Whitney (Josh) Dawson; two great-grandchildren: Theodore and Kinley; three step-great-grandchildren: Christian, Derrick and Jesslyn; two sisters: Janice Winsor of Kearney, Nebraska and JoAnn Clausen of Schleswig; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 Jim’s Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. prior to the service, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Inurnment will follow in the Morgan Cemetery near Schleswig. Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. 

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Visitation with Family Greeting Friends

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

9:30 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Immanuel Lutheran Church

501 Glad St, Schleswig, IA 51461

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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Immanuel Lutheran Church

501 Glad St, Schleswig, IA 51461

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