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James Michael "Jim" Bride

November 16, 1931 — February 21, 2020

James M. “Jim” Bride, 88, died Friday, February 21, 2020, at Whispering Creek Senior Living in Sioux City, IA.

A visitation will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel, 1801 Morningside Ave., with a Parish Vigil at 6:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at Mater Dei Parish-Immaculate Conception Church.

James Michael Bride, the son of William and Lela (Brownmiller) Bride was born November 16, 1931, in Marcus, IA. He was in the first graduating class from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in 1950. While attending the University of Iowa, Jim was drafted into the U.S. Army and served until his honorable discharge.

On April 22, 1957, Jim was united in marriage with Valeria “Val” McGowan. He worked for the family business, Bride and Sons Construction, then later, for Davis Finance Company. In 1965, Jim was employed with United Bank in Vermillion, SD. Moving to Pomeroy, Iowa in 1973, he became the Vice President of the Pomeroy State Bank, with the eventual purchase until his retirement in 1995.

Jim was a very avid golfer and golf instructor. So many, appreciated Jim’s wisdom on how to improve their golf games.

Jim is survived by two daughters, Karen (Ron) Powers of Blair, NE, Kelli (Evan) Bisson of Omaha, NE; two sons, Michael (Lori) Bride of Sioux City, Patrick (Sharon) Bride of Owasso, OK; grandchildren, Daniel and Amanda Bride, Ian, Jonah, and Kyleigh Bride, Brenton, Erin and Nathan Bisson; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Joe (Lynne) Bride of Atlanta, GA, Linda Oldfather of Atlanta, Terri Sue Gosch of Des Moines, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and three siblings, Joanne Jennings, Barbara Walters, and an infant sister, Karen Lee.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Vigil

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Funeral

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

1212 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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