In loving memory of

James H. "Jim" Fickbohm
September 13, 1950 - January 18, 2021

A funeral Mass for Jim Fickbohm was held Saturday at 1:00 PM at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. The funeral Mass was live streamed on St. Cecelia's YouTube page Burial was in Calvary Cemetery and was live streamed on Oakcrest Funeral Services Facebook page In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to Bishop Garrigan Catholic School in memory of Jim.

James Henry "Jim" Fickbohm was born September 13, 1950, in Algona to Maurice and Theresa (Origer) Fickbohm. He grew up in Whittemore and attended Bishop Garrigan Catholic School where he met the love of his life at age 13. Jim proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years. He was united in marriage to Judy Ferstl on June 23, 1973. They lived all of their married life in Algona and were lifetime members of St. Cecelia's Catholic Church. Jim was dedicated to his family, his wife's family and their three children, Laurie, Justin, and Macy.

An avid sports fan, he loved Bishop Garrigan athletics and rooting for the Hawkeyes, Twins, and Vikings. Jim had a passion for farming that lasted 48 years. He enjoyed "games of chance" and traveling with his family.
James H. Fickbohm passed away Monday, January 18, 2021, at the age of 70.

Jim will be missed by his loving wife Judy, daughters, Laurie (Shane) Arp of Ankeny, and Macy (Chase) Dieleman of Ankeny, a son Justin Fickbohm of Chicago, IL; four grandchildren, Layla, Tyson, Hadley, and Sawyer Arp; and baby Dieleman due in July. He is also survived by his sisters, Pat Schilmoeller, Mary Ann (Jim) Campney, Nancy (Gary) Emmert and Karen (Ben) Winrich; his brothers Maurice (Ann) Fickbohm, Donald (Becky) Fickbohm, David (Jan) Fickbohm; as well as a brother-in-law Mark Ferstl, sister-in-law Nancy (Doug) Nelson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jeanne and Janice; and his parents-in-law, Louis and Evelyn Ferstl.


Linda Mertz wrote on Feb 1, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy on the loss of Jim...I just found out that he passed away. I always enjoyed teaching your children."

Loretta Fickbohm Kirkbride wrote on Jan 25, 2021:

"Judy and family, just learned about the passing of Jim. May the joys you knew and the times you shared help comfort all of you at this sad time. Cousin Loretta Fickbohm-Kirkbride and husband Ken in Idaho. Our thoughts are with you."

David Burrow wrote on Jan 23, 2021:

"My heartfelt sympathy to Judy, Justin, Laurie, Macy, and the whole family. Jim\'s support was very important to all of us at Garrigan, and he will be greatly missed."

Amber Hemphill wrote on Jan 23, 2021:

"Judy & family- Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God comfort you all. Amber (Moss) Hemphill & family "

Eileen Gebel wrote on Jan 23, 2021:

"Judy and Family, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Eileen and Jim Gebel(cousin)"

Lynn Miller wrote on Jan 22, 2021:

"Judy and family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. A big thanks to Jim, you and the family for always supporting Bishop Garrigan and also our family. May you find comfort in this most difficult time. Lynn, Myra and Miller family."

Roger Fickbohm wrote on Jan 22, 2021:

"Judy and Family - So Sorry to hear of Jim\'s passing - Such great memories of him and the entire Fickbohm Family - God Bless & Rest in Peace - Roger (cousin) and Gayle Fickbohm"

Chuck Capesius wrote on Jan 22, 2021:

"JUDY you have our deepest sympathy wish there was more we could do. To help ease the pain and sorrow we know you are going threw. Time will heal the sorrow. Loving memories you will always share our hearts are going out to you today we want you to know we care. I will never forget the basketball times we had together especially at St. Michael\'s grade school. Chuck & Betty Capesius"

Deb Roethler wrote on Jan 22, 2021:

"Our Deepest sympathy to Jim\'s family Mike and Deb Roethler"

Randy Sewick wrote on Jan 22, 2021:

"Deepest Sympathy to you Judy and family with the loss of Jim!! KEEPING YOU ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS RIP JIM!! THE SEWICKS,RANDY,LORI and FAMILY"

Bob and Mary Beth Bestenlehner wrote on Jan 21, 2021:

"We are so sorry to hear of Jim?s passing. Our prayers and sympathy to you, your family and Jim?s siblings. May his memory be a blessing for you all. "

Liz Hurlburt wrote on Jan 21, 2021:

"Judy and families, I am so sorry to hear of Jim\'s passing,, you have my prayers and hugs in this trying time. "

Michael Zittritsch wrote on Jan 21, 2021:

"Judy and family sorry for your loss, and prayers are with you all. ??"

Jim Walker wrote on Jan 21, 2021:

"Judy and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many memories of our time on the basketball floor and running killers at practice when Coach McCall didn\'t think we knew what we were doing. Take care."

Kevin and Eileen O\'Brien wrote on Jan 21, 2021:

"Judy and family. We wish to express our deepest sympathy on Jim\'s death. Jim and my parents were good friends and some my earliest memories are of going to Fickbohm \'s and playing with Jim. He was a good friend and classmate at St. Michael\'s and at Garrigan. Lots of fun times and memories with Jim. Enjoyed all the fun times playing sports particularly basketball with him. We will pray for Jim and you. Deepest sympathy. Kevin and Eileen O\'Brien "

Rose Kain wrote on Jan 21, 2021:

"Judy and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Know that he is at peace in God\'s loving arms."

John & Carol Hjelmeland wrote on Jan 21, 2021:

"Judy & family - To let you know that thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy, John & Carol Hjelmeland"

Beth Byrkeland wrote on Jan 21, 2021:

"Judy & Family, We send our deepest sympathy to your family. Keeping you in our prayers. Peace and love to all of you. Beth & John Byrkeland"

Roger & Deb Korf wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"Judy and family, We are so sorry to hear of Jim?s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers?"

Jack and Donna Muller wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of Jim?s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So many years together. So many wonderful memories. Hugs to you, Judy, and your family. God bless."

Carol Nelson, Boone IA wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"Macy and family?even though we did not know your Dad, if he was anything like you, we would have loved him. My heart has been breaking for you and your family this week. Prayers are with all of you."

Carol Grannon wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"Our sincere sympathy. Jim was a great guy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. This is such a hard time to lose a loved one. Take care ?? Brian & Carol (Kollasch) Grannon"

Joy McCammon wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"Uncle Jim was a great man. I have so many fun memories of him. Judy, Laurie, Justin, and are all in my heart. Sending you love and peace."

Mark J.VonBank wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"my heartfelt prayers to Judy and families. Jim lived a wonderful, gone much too soon. Cherish your wonderful memories and know that the \'Whittemore Contigent\' will be watching and guiding you all from the beautiful heavenly skies.Rest in Peace Jim- you will be very much missed but never forgotten. With Love and Heartfelt Prayers, Mark J. VonBank-Park Rapids, Minnesota.--[formerly of Algona, Iowa.]"

Maureen McDonnell-Steier wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"My heart breaks for you Judy. Know that my prayers are with you and your family. A great Whittemore classmate-never to be forgotten. Jim married the love of his life. Always remember that Judy. ?"

Dave and Marge Zeimet wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss Judy. It is always so sad to lose classmates. Dave and I will keep your family in our prayers."

Dale and Cheryl Baas wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss Judy. From another Whittemore classmate."

Lisa Frideres wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"I?m so sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family Judy."

Dennis Walker wrote on Jan 19, 2021:

"Our prayers and thoughts go out to Judy and the family."

Luke Kollasch wrote on Jan 19, 2021:

"Jim , was a Whittemore Boy , We were in 4-H , Grade School , High School . Jim was a man with a kind hearted presence......He leaves behind the Love of a Lifetime .....His Friend and Soul Mate ....Judy , as well as a beautiful family. I pray for you and your family ...I am very proud to enjoy your friendship. Luke Kollasch "

Dennis and Joyce Frideres wrote on Jan 19, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathy Judy and family. Will keep you all in our prayers. So sad."