James K. Dye, age 81, of Marengo, died Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Rose Haven Nursing Home. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church, Marengo, Iowa, with Rev. Anni Mingin officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at Kloster Funeral Home Marengo, Iowa. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church, Marengo, Iowa.
James is survived by his wife Betty; a son David (Diana) of Newhall; five grandchildren, Adam Dye, Nick Dye, Holly Ethier (Eric), Emily Dye, and Travis Schulte; a great-grandchild, Ryleigh Jo Ethier; and a brother William of Lineville, AL. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Danny, a sister Connie Rae in infancy and a brother Ronald.
James was born May 3, 1934 in Iowa County, Iowa, the son of Lloyd and Rachael Royal Dye. He received his education in the Iowa County Schools and graduated from Marengo High School in 1952. Jim married Betty Jean Bell on July 26, 1953, and the couple made their homes in Norway and Marengo, Iowa. He was a technician at Rockwell Collins for 39 years. Jim loved spending time with his family and friends and we will miss him.