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Obituary for James Bustad

James ‘Jim’ Bustad, age 72, of Stratford and formerly of Boone, died January 3, 2017, at the Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Following his wishes, Jim has been cremated.

A Memorial Service will be Friday, January 6, 2017, at10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Boone with Rev. Brian McNamara officiating. Burial of his cremains will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Boone Veterans Council.

James Allen Bustad, was born in Sibley, Iowa on January 27, 1944, the son of James Oliver and Bernice (Slickeveer) Bustad.He graduated from Granger High School in Granger, Iowa in 1962 and on April 13, 1963, Jim married Linda Foshe in Granger.He served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.For over 30 years, Jim worked for the City of Boone and was Public Works Director. He retired in 2008.

Jim enjoyed fishing, old country music, vacationing, especially to Okoboji and Branson, Missouri, reading history, especially about Native American Indians, and coffee and socializing; early mornings at the Whistle Stop, late mornings at Hy-Vee, and after moving, coffee in Stratford. Jim also enjoyed the Friday night gatherings in Boone and Stratford.

He collected caps and T shirts from his extensive traveling, was a member of the first Boone County Freedom Flight and Jim was a ladies man and loved to flirt.

He is preceded in death by his father, his wife Lisa in 2009, and an infant brother.

Jim is survived by a son, Daniel Bustad and wife Lisa of Wahoo, Nebraska; a daughter Jennifer Frank and husband James of Stratford; his mother, Bernice Bustad of Woodward; and his mother, Bernice Bustad of Woodward, four grandchildren, Jordan and Jaynie Bustad, and Wyatt and Rachel Frank; three brothers, John Bustad of Woodward, and Tom and Bob Bustad both of Granger; a sister Bonnie Bustad of Des Moines; his special friend and companion, Dodie Flockhart of Stratford, Dodie’s son and her granddaughters, Trent Flockart of Stanhope and Kelsey and Jacie Flockhart.

The family will receive friends at the Church on Friday morning starting at 9:30 a.m.

In memory of Jim, memorials may be directed to the family.

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First United Methodist Church

703 Arden St.
Boone, IA 50036

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First United Methodist Church

703 Arden St.
Boone, IA 50036


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