James "Jim" Underwood, 58, passed away February 6, 2013 at the VA Medical Center. A service celebrating his life will be at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 12 at Brooks Funeral Care, 7975 University Blvd. in Clive with burial and military honors to follow at 2 p.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Jim was born January 6, 1955 in Hawaii and graduated from East High School. He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 21 years and proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Jim will be remembered for his love of fishing and spending time outdoors. He enjoyed listening to music and had a great sense of humor which will be greatly missed. Jim also liked looking for and collecting Indian artifacts.
His memory will be cherished by his children, Tyler Underwood, Denise (Don) Twist and Jill Underwood; grandsons, William and Thomas Twist; brothers, Scott (Lorrine) Underwood and Steve (Kathleen) Underwood as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Martha Underwood.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 8, 2013