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James A. "JAG" Gingerich

January 4, 1954 — May 26, 2020

KEOTA-James A. "JAG" Gingerich, age 66, of Keota, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Jim was born January 4, 1954, in Iowa City to Ned and Rose (Reiland) Gingerich and graduated from Keota High School in 1972. On June 9, 1973, he married Peggy Mitchell and they were later divorced. Jim worked at Briskey Cabinetry in Iowa City before finding his passion as an electrician. He owned and operated JAG Electric for over 40 years, specializing in hog buildings and solar in later years. Jim was a people person with a contagious laugh and a heart of gold. He was a member of Pheasants Forever, the National Wildlife Turkey Federation and Whitetails Unlimited and enjoyed attending their banquets. A lifelong resident of the Keota community, he enjoyed fishing, mushroom and rock hunting, deer, pheasant and quail hunting, jam sessions and never missed his children's and grandchildren's activities.

Survivors include two daughters: Jennifer (Kirk) Fagen of Keota and Jamie (Jeremy) Kinzenbaw of Washington; three grandchildren: Case William Fagen, Jace James Kinzenbaw and Jordyn Kay Kinzenbaw; brother: Tom Dawson of Indiana; sister: Barb Riggan of Kalona and sister-in-law: Karen Dawson of Iowa City. He was preceded in death by his parents: Ned and Rose; brothers: Bill Dawson and Steve Dawson; sister-in-law: Carol Dawson and brother-in-law: Bill Riggan.

Memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Powell Funeral Home in Keota. MASK USAGE IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. There will be no public service.

A memorial fund has been established for the family. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Keota is caring for Jim and his family. Tributes may be made at

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