James Kent “Jim” Moline

James Kent “Jim” Moline, 81, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at his home in Farmington.

He was born on January 7, 1942, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Donald and Katharyn Irene (Schau) Moline. In 1972, he married Kathy Woods, together they had three children: Carla, Kelly and Donnie.

Survivors include his three children: Carla (Jeff) Wilson of Waukee, Iowa, Kelly (Kristopher) Schmidt of Clive, Iowa and Donnie (Jennifer) Moline of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Also surviving are his eight grandchildren: Emma, Olivia, Jacob, Maggie, Chloe, Brynn, Grayson and Lily.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim was a member of Embury United Methodist Church, the Donnellson Saddle Club, honorary life member of the Central Lee FFA Alumni, past board member of Lee County Cattlemen’s Association and a member of the Lee County Sheep Producers. He farmed, worked at Donnellson Tire, hauled livestock throughout Southeast Iowa and drove a school bus for the Central Lee School District until his retirement. Jim was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. He also enjoyed camping, giving wagon rides with his team of horses, working at the Cattlemen’s Beef Quarters at the Iowa State Fair and helping his buddy Bobby Reid at the Tri-State Rodeo. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Embury Cemetery, rural Donnellson, Iowa.

Following Jim’s services, a luncheon will be held at Charleston Board of Trade in Charleston.

A memorial has been in his memory for Central Lee FFA.

Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.