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James Berdine

Obituary for James Berdine

November 9, 1928 - June 23, 2016
Shannon City, Iowa | Age 87


James Berdine, 87 of Winterset, formerly of Shannon City, died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Community Care Center in Stuart.

Celebration of life services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Pastor Lila Greene will officiate.

Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in rural Shannon City.

Open visitation will be from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Powers Funeral Home in Afton with family receiving friends from 2:00 – 4:00.

Memorials are to the Shannon City Community Church. Online condolences may be given at

James Elton Berdine was born on November 9, 1928 in Nicollet, Minn., a son to Earl Dewey and Pansy Belle Berdine. He attended Shannon City High School and graduated with the class of 1947.

James was united in marriage to Betty Rose Wagner in West Des Moines on September 4, 1949. They lived a long portion of their lives in Afton, Iowa where they raised three sons. Jim and Betty moved to a farm near Shannon City in 1978 and on to Winterset in 2011. Jim worked most of his life as a cross-country truck driver before moving to the farm. He was an active member of Shannon City Community Church for many years.

James is survived by his wife, Betty, his brother Earl (wife Jackie) Berdine of Omaha, NE; three sons Ron (wife Sharon) Berdine of Earlham, Richard (wife Deniz) Berdine of Cedar Crest, NM and Randy (wife Shelly) Berdine of Huddleston, VA; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Russell and sister, Juanita.


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