James William Fortune
James William Fortune, 93, Morning Sun, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Park Place, Mt. Pleasant.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, at Elliott Chapel, New London. The Rev. Jeff Kodis will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, rural Mt. Union. Visitation will begin after noon on Friday, Aug. 30, at the chapel with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial has been established.
He was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Dallas, and was the son of Charles and Mary Cornwell Fortune. On Jan. 12, 1942, he married Laura Ruth Wallman. She preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer and an Army veteran of the World War II. He was a 50 year member of the Southeast Iowa Antique Car Club and a member of the Yarmouth Coffee Club. He enjoyed old antique cars, flower gardening, playing cards and pie. He was of the Christian faith.
He is survived by one son, Ron (Shelly) Fortune of Yarmouth; two daughters, Katherine (Jerry) Schulze of Mt. Pleasant and Susan (Randy) Nelson of Sperry; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Truman (Dolly) Fortune of Olathe, Kan., and Kenneth (Miriam) Fortune of Rapids City, S.D.; and one sister, Thelma Weaver of Mediapolis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dennis, and one sister, Leona.