James T. Jagau, 59, of Newton died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Newton. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton with Pastor Tim Morgan conducting the service. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7. Burial will be at the Newton Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials in Jim’s name have been designated to: Newton United Way, Jasper County Red Cross or Willowbrook Adult Day Services.
James “Jim” Ted Jagau, the son of Herman Jagau Jr. and Marilyn Jane “Lawless” Jagau, was born Dec. 8, 1954, in Newton. He was a graduate of the Newton Senior High School, Class of 1973. He had received his bachelor of business degree from the University of Tulsa. Jim was employed by the gas and oil industry in Tulsa and Colorado, prior to moving back to Newton in 2006. He was employed as a credit analyst for US Bank in Newton. He had devoted his life to his family and friends, and was very active in community service. He enjoyed the Iowa Hawkeyes, music and traveling. His world adventures and love for the music took him to many countries, many times as a groupie. He served as a member of the United Way Board and served the Red Cross and at Willowbrook.
Jim was preceded in death by his father Herman on April 15, 2010. Jim will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Those left to honor Jim’s memory include his mother Marilyn J. Jagau of Newton; his sister Connie Jagau, also of Newton; and his many, many friends. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pencefh.com.