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James (Jim) W. Calef

James (Jim) W. Calef, 79, of Latimer, previously of Solon, passed away Friday April 8, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Mason City after a short illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Faith Baptist Church in Hampton.
Jim was born Oct. 12, 1936. Jim was a member of the United States Marine Corps. He was a foster parent. He married Evelyn Brown of Solon on Oct. 12, 1972. Jim and Evelyn lived in the Solon area until 2008, then moved to Latimer. Jim was proud to have worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and retired after 25 years. He was a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City. He enjoyed gardening, riding his bike and British comedy. He loved his dogs.
Jim is survived by his wife Evelyn; son Jim Calef (Denise), daughter Sara McNertney (Joe); grandchildren Hannah McNertney, Jamie Calef, Jason Calef; siblings Charles Calef, Delores VerWoert, Bill Calef, Larry Wood, Ronald Wood; and his faithful dog Holly.