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James Wayne Ferris
James Wayne Ferris

June 24, 1943 - September 23, 2017
Born in Clarinda, IA
Resided in Ankeny, Iowa
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James Wayne Ferris, 74 died Saturday, September 23, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on September 29,2017 at the Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny, IA. Jim was born June 24, 1943 in Clarinda, Iowa to Rev. James Willard and Lois (Gillette) Ferris. Jim enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing, reading and spending time at the lake with family.

Survivors include his wife Rosemarie Ferris; Michael Wawers Jr., at home; children Katherine (Rod) Novak of Dayton, MN, James Robert (Carrie) Ferris of Shakopee, MN, Tom (Cheryl) Ferris of Champlin, MN, Rebecca (Bill) Louk of Minneapolis, MN, Brad (Betty) Wawers of Maxwell, IA, Mike Wawers(Felicia Cortez) of Des Moines, IA; sisters, Corrine Sassatelli of Eden Prairie, MN, Elaine (Wyn) Brown of Kent, IA; brother Dave (Pat) Ferris of Lennox, IA; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Rev. James Willard and Lois (Gillette) Ferris and daughter Joan Wagener.

A luncheon will be served at the church immediately following the service. Interment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family or Lutheran Church of Hope, Ankeny, IA

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Memorial Service
Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny
520 NW 36th Street
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Friday, September 29, 2017
11:00 AM


Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny
520 NW 36th Street
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
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