James L. Case, 88, of Moline, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on January 17, 2021. Visitation is Friday, January 22, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 12:30 p.m. at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. All are required to follow state guidelines for attendance at the funeral home and cemetery. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center.
Jim was born on February 22, 1932 in Orient, IA the son of Lyle and Mary (Gwinner) Case. He married Helen Bennett and later married Jean (Van Altworst) Vize.
Jim worked as a meat cutter for Eagle Food for 37 ½ years.
Jim enjoyed playing sports in high school where, when he was 14 and on the Creston VFW softball team, they became state champs. He took care of the softball diamonds several years while in high school. A couple of years after high school he pitched a softball game in Cedar Rapids shutting out a world champion team.
Jim’s hobbies included selling comic books and sports cutouts and watching Cubs baseball. He also enjoyed playing video poker and the buffet at Jumer’s Casino. He enjoyed visiting with relatives and friends and starting up a conversation with anyone who crossed his path. Jim’s favorite thing to tell everyone about was the Varsity Restaurant in Atlanta, GA. He was fascinated by the history of that restaurant.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Jean, daughter and son from a previous marriage, Sandy (Junior) Mickael, Creston, IA and Tim (Tammy) Case, Afton, IA, step-children, John H. (Tracy) Vize, Evansville, IN, and Tara Vize, Moline, brother, Vern Case, Greeley, CO, sister, Charlotte Mickey, Creston, IA; grandchildren, Star, Kevin, Corey, Sonya, Tyler, Lela, Mindy, Amanda, Tara, Brandon and Nick; step-grandchildren, Taylor, Bailey, Jacob, Vivien and Kalyn and a number of great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, one brother, daughters, Rosemary and Jennifer, son, Dennis and daughter-in-law, Sue.
The family truly appreciates the care given to Jim at various times – Heartland Health Care, United Health Care, Kindrid Care and Heartland Hospice.
“We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace.” (I Chronicles 28:15).
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