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James C. "Ike" Umphreys, Jr.

July 28, 1929 March 10, 2019
James C. "Ike" Umphreys, Jr.
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Obituary for James C. "Ike" Umphreys, Jr.

James C. “Ike” Umphreys, Jr., age 89, of Council Bluffs, passed away March 10, 2019 at Risen Son Nursing Home.

Ike was born July 28, 1929 in Red Oak, Iowa to the late James C. and Helen (Watson) Umphreys, Sr. He graduated from Red Oak High School in 1946. Ike married Joan Anderson on May 27, 1950 in Red Oak. They were blessed with 4 children, Barbara, Teri, Tom and John. The Umphreys moved to Council Bluffs in 1966 where Ike worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. as an engineer for 34 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder. Ike loved volunteering and woodworking.

In addition to his parents, Ike was preceded in death by his grandson, Aaron J. Green; sisters, Helen “Midge” Snodgrass and Judith “Judy” Heuser.

Ike is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joan Umphreys of Council Bluffs; daughters, Barbara (Howard) Green of Pacific Junction, Iowa, Teri (David) Black; sons, Tom (Karen) Umphreys, John (Carolyn) Umphreys all of Council Bluffs; 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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Memorial Service




11:00 AM 3/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
Faith Lutheran Church

2100 S. 11th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Visitation with the family one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. A lunch will immediately follow in the fellowship hall.

Faith Lutheran Church
2100 S. 11th Street Council Bluffs 51501 IA
United States

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Faith Lutheran Church

2100 S. 11th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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