James Michael Stainbrook (1983 - 2016)

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IRETON, Iowa – James Stainbrook, 32, of rural Ireton, died suddenly on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Hawarden Regional Healthcare Hospital.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton with Rev. Michael Boothby officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday, March 24, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 8 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.
James Michael Stainbrook was born Dec. 12, 1983 in Iowa City, the son of Jim and Ann (Reiland) Stainbrook. He graduated from Independence High School in 2002 and from the University of Northern Iowa. He worked as an environmental geologist for three years in Kansas City before moving to Cedar Rapids where he received his degree as a physical therapist assistant from Kirkwood.
James married Abby Ten Napel on Sept. 12, 2009 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton. They returned to rural Ireton in 2014, where he worked at Unity Point-St. Luke's in Sioux City and lastly at Crown Pointe in Sioux Center.
James' number one priority in life was his wife Abby and their two children. He loved his family and caring for others with his work. He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting in all kinds of weather.
Survivors include his wife, Abby; two children: Keira and Ian; his parents, Jim and Ann of Wellsburg; two sisters: Kim Stainbrook of Anamosa, and Melissa and husband Ryan Arnevik and their children: Alaina, Averie, and Ayden of Centerville; his maternal grandparents, Ray and Catherine Reiland of Iowa City; and Abby's family, her parents, Robert and Cheryl Ten Napel; her two brothers, Chris and wife Jill Ten Napel and their children: Hailey, Luke, and Ella; and Eric and wife Liz Ten Napel and their daughter-to-be, all of Ireton; and her maternal grandparents, Nancy Schiefen of Hawarden and Bernie Schiefen of Arizona.
James was preceded in death by his grandparents, Everette and Nerme Stainbrook, and Ginger Reiland.
A memorial fund has been set up at the Iowa State Bank in Ireton for their children.
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(712) 551-2712
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 22 to Mar. 30, 2016