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1944 James 2017

James Irlbeck

January 1, 1944 — February 20, 2017

    James Felix, son of Alphonse and Margaret C. (Underberg) Irlbeck was born January 1, 1944 in Carroll, Iowa.  He attended Sacred Heart School in Templeton and then a country school Northwest of Aspinwall until the 8th grade. 

   Jim was a lifelong farmer. He loved the farm. He helped raise cows, pigs, sheep and baby lambs.  They always had fresh eggs from their chickens.  He also milked cows twice a day.  He always left a bowl of fresh milk for the cats and kittens in the barn.  After his father died in 1970, Jim stayed on the farm and cared for his mother. He met Patricia Neuroth Parks at a dance in Glidden. They were united in marriage on November 20, 1993 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Denison. Jim retired from farming in 2000 after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. 

   He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Manning and the Knights of Columbus.  In his spare time, Jim enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.  He loved to be around young children, especially his grandchildren, nieces and nephews, who always received hugs from him.

   Jim’s Parkinson’s disease did not keep him down, but after a fall in 2016 he became a resident at the Manning Plaza Nursing Home.  He died there on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 19 days.

   Preceding him in death are his parents: Alphonse Irlbeck in 1970 and Margaret Irlbeck in 1996; sisters, Mary Helen Irlbeck in infancy, Mary Ann Irlmeier in 2014, and a brother John “Jack” Irlbeck in 2017.

   Jim is survived by his wife Patricia Irlbeck of Manning; son Bart (Amy) Parks of Omaha, NE; grandchildren Lincoln Parks, Nolan Parks and Frankie Parks all of Omaha, NE; brothers Bernard “Sonny” (Helen) Irlbeck of Templeton, Jerome Irlbeck (Carol Lile) of Manning, Raymond (Marian) Irlbeck of Aspinwall, LeRoy (Elaine) Irlbeck of Manning, Tom (Dawn) Irlbeck of Aspinwall, Fred (Karen) Irlbeck of Aspinwall and Eugene (Mary Jo) Irlbeck of Carroll; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Reverend John Gerald, Celebrant


Eucharistic Ministers

Raymond and Marian Irlbeck


Lector                    Gift Bearers

Debra Hansen            Lincoln, Nolan & Frankie Parks


Mass Servers

Hanna Mullen         McKenna Mullen


“Here I Am Lord”     “On Eagle’s Wings”

“Amazing Grace”

“Holy God We Praise Thy Name”

Sacred Heart Choir

Pat Heithoff, Accompanist


Casket Bearers

Jeremy Irlbeck   John Irlbeck, Jr.   Duane Irlbeck

Alan Irlbeck   Scot Irlbeck   Chad Irlbeck

Paul Irlbeck   Tom Irlmeier   Andrew Segebart



White Oak Cemetery

near New Hampton, Missouri

Monday, February 27, 2017   1:00 PM

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