Orion “Jim” Hubert Iverson
Orion “Jim” Hubert Iverson, 87, rural Emmons, Minn., passed away peacefully on his family farm, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 after battling cancer. A private family service will be held at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, Lake Mills, with Pastor Randy Baldwin officiating. Burial will take place in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Scarville, with military honors conducted by the Kiester American Legion Post #454. There will be a visitation open to the public from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, at Mittelstadt Funeral Home. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and also wear a face covering.
Jim was born Nov. 3, 1932 on a farm in an area called Sharps Corner near Emmons, Minn., to Adolph and Mabel Iverson. Jim was the youngest of four children. He grew up on the family farm, graduating from Kiester High School in 1951.
After graduation, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served for two years. After completion of his service to the country, Jim returned to the family farm, where he was a dairy and crop farmer. Even after retiring from farming, Jim continued to be busy. He worked at Bernau and Sons, Inc. to keep connected to his friends in the neighborhood.
Jim was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Scarville, where he was baptized and confirmed.
On Aug. 2, 1980 he married Marian Dahlby Medlang in Lake Mills, and became stepfather to Marian’s two daughters, Julie and Vickie.
Jim loved life on the farm. One would often see Jim outside on his lawn mower keeping his grass in pristine condition. He also loved planting flowers and shrubs around the acreage every year. Jim took deep pride in the family farm and did his best to make it look beautiful for visitors and passersby.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marian; two stepdaughters: Julie Kennington, Ridgeland, Miss.; and Vickie (Tom) Banwart, Lake Mills; three grandsons: Jordan, Nathan, and Ryan; one granddaughter, Tori; one great-granddaughter, Jovi; his sister, Helen Brudvig, Hastings, Minn.; sister-in-law, Ona Lee Iverson, Sioux City; and nine nieces and nephews, who loved spending time with Uncle Jim on the farm.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roger Iverson; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Edward Nelson; and brother-in-law, Wally Brudvig.