James Michael Catherwood, 63, of Des Moines, IA, passed away on May 2, 2019 at the Iowa Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. An honor service was held at the hospital. Des Moines Cremation was in charge of his final arrangements. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
James (Jim) was born on May 3, 1955 in Des Moines to Michael and Betty Jean (Hewitt) Catherwood. He attended school in the Des Moines and Union-Whitten school systems. He served his country in the United States Army from 1972-1974. He entered the job corp where he learned his long-time professions of truck driving and heavy equipment operation. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an expert at drawing. He liked the open road, riding motorcycles and spending time with friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his biological parents, step-father Lyle Horton, step-brother Chris Horton, and Austin Kramer, child of his life-long partner, Shawn Kramer.
He is survived by his life-long partner, Shawn Kramer and her children Harry, Tanner, Cassandra and Collin, all of Des Moines, step-brother Bob Fetters (Dixie) of Eldora, IA, daughters Bobbi Catherwood Bass of Jacksonville, AR, and Heather Ball of Boone, IA, along with several grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of James Catherwood, please visit our Tribute Store.