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James "Jim" Yates

September 2, 1944 — November 7, 2013

James David Yates, 69, of Des Moines, died Thursday, November 7, 2013, at his apartment. His was born September 2, 1944, in Sigourney, to William "Bill" Harry and Evelyn Lucille Pottenger Yates. He graduated from Sigourney High School in 1962 and later from AIB in Des Moines. He worked for King's Delivery in Des Moines for 10 years and spent the rest of his life at the Des Moines Register, retiring in 2010. He was known as "Gunner" at the Register.
Jim was an avid golfer, playing many courses in Iowa and around the country. He also enjoyed cooking and other sports.
He was preceded in death by his father William Yates.
He is survived by his mother, Lucille of Sigourney, brother Dan (Pat) Yates of Waterloo, nephew Michael (Erin) Yates of Waterloo, niece Lisa Macs of Texas, grand nieces Samantha and Katelyn Macs, Emily Yates, grand nephew Jack Yates, and various aunts, uncles, and cousins in Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Holm Funeral Home.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sigourney.

Memorial to the Sigourney Christian Church.

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