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Jimmie "Jim" Damewood

October 3, 1947 — June 18, 2023

Jim Damewood,75 of Prescott, Iowa passed away at home on Sunday, June 18, 2023. No services are planned at this time. Jim will be laid to rest in the Walnut Grove Cemetery, Corning, Iowa at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for the Adams County Quilt of Valor. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center of Creston is in charge of the professional arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared online at

Jimmie “Jim” Randall Damewood was born in Creston, Iowa on October 3, 1947, the son of Harold Albert Damewood Sr. and Dorothy Leah (Hulsizer) Damewood. Jim was educated in Adams County, Iowa and enlisted in the United States Army after receiving his GED. Jim served from November 2, 1966 to October 25, 1968 during the Vietnam war and received an Honorable Discharge. Jim was a life-long member of the Theodore J. Martens VFW Post #1797.

Upon his return to civilian life, Jim lived in Omaha, Nebraska where he worked for a Battery plant for 9 years. He returned to Adams County in 1977 and worked 38 years driving a truck for National Byproducts, an animal rendering company. Jim was married to Karon Thorpe and the couple had 2 children and later divorced. Jim later married April Grossnickle and together, 3 more children joined the family.

Preceding Jim in death were his parents; a grandson, Jacob Grossnickle; his wife, April Damewood in 2020; his 1st wife, Karon Kimpson in 2021; 3 brothers: Harold Damewood, Jr., Larry Damewood and Dennis Damewood; and his sister, Patricia Damewood.

Jim is survived by his 5 children: daughter, Brenda (Dan) Steeve of Corning; Son, Brian (Carla) Damewood of Corning; son, John (Trista) Grossnickle of Corning; daughter, Shawn Dorsett of Clearfield, Iowa; and daughter, Mindy (Greg) Bailey of Creston, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; Jim is also survived by a brother, Sam Damewood of Texas; a sister, JoAnn Thomas of Lincoln, Nebraska; 3 sisters-in-law: Betty Damewood of Gravity, Iowa; Ellen Damewood of Silver City, Iowa; and Nancy Damewood of Estes Park, Colorado; and by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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