James Guimond, 60, of Fort Dodge passed away unexpectedly, Saturday August 30, 2014 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday September 4, 2014 at New Covenant Christian Church with Rev. Michael Carmody officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will take place Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.

James is survived by his daughters, Stacey (Mark) Danevicz of Grand Rapids, MI; Danielle Althaus of Waterloo; Stephanie (Brad) Swanson of Harcourt; son, Eric Guimond of Waterloo; grandchildren, Malachi, Zachary, Aaron, James, Mylee, Joey, Nicholas, Max, and one due to arrive in 2 weeks; brother, Everal(Janie) Guimond of Sullivan, IN; and a sister, Judith (Ron) Berkowski of Chicago, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lionel and Geraldine (Richards) Guimond; and a brother, Paul Guimond.

James Robert Guimond was born July 10, 1954 in Evergreen Park, Illinois. He received his education in the Chicago area, graduating from Leo High School. In 1977 James moved to Fort Dodge. J.R. was involved in sports broadcasting in Fort Dodge on AM 1400 KVFD for a number of years. In May of 1981 he was united in marriage to Michelle “Vivian” Harris at the Assembly of God Church in Fort Dodge. The couple later divorced. The family owned and operated the Fort Dodge Redemption Center for many years.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.