James Jim Dresser Graveside Service link: https://vimeo.com/464305227
James William Dresser, 80, of Ames, Iowa, passed away at Rolling Green Village in Nevada, Iowa on Friday, September 25, 2020. A gathering of friends and family for burial and a graveside service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on October 2, 2020, in the Graceland Section of the Ames Municipal Cemetery, 310 E. 9th Street, Ames, Iowa. Face masks, social distancing and lawn chairs are encouraged if attending.
Jim was born in Keokuk, Iowa on July 25, 1940 to Lloyd and Lorraine (Foley) Dresser. He was a graduate of Ames High School and Iowa State University. Jim was awarded varsity letters in four sports while in high school and varsity track at Iowa State. He was honored by being elected into Ames High's Athletic Hall of Fame. Jim was an educator for 45 plus years and coached many different sports.
Left to cherish Jim's memory are his sister-in-law, Carol Dresser; brother-in-law, Larry Taylor; nephew, Nate (Kerri) Taylor; nieces, Stacie (Shawn) Lawler and Megan (Mike) Colvin.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Taylor and brother, David Dresser.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James W Dresser Scholarships at: Oglala Lakota College, PO Box 537 Piya Wiconi Road, Kyle, SD 57752 or Sinte Gleske Univesity Foundation, P.O. Box 105, Mission, SD 57555
Online condolences may be directed to www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
Jim was Mary's "Big" Brother: loved, respected, and admired. But more than that, he was "Uncle Jim" to our family. We may have lived miles apart, but in phone calls he always asked what the kids (and later grandkids) were doing, how they were, what new interests they had. No child's birthday or Christmas passed with out a card and gift from "Uncle Jim". We will miss you Jim. Larry Taylor, Salmon, Idaho.
We were so fond of Jim since our days together at Iowa State--mostly at the Theta Xi fraternity house. He was a groomsman in our wedding 54 years ago. We always looked forward to his Christmas card on which he wrote a newsy note about his activities. R.I.P. Good Friend! Ron & Sonja Burkett-Bella Vista, AR
My prayers to the family. Jim actually introduced me to my husband, Gary Ellis, a classmate and teammate at Ames High. May he Rest In Peace.
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