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1983 James 2016

James Stainbrook

December 12, 1983 — March 20, 2016

Ireton, Iowa- James Stainbrook, 32, of rural Ireton, died suddenly on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Hawarden Regional Healthcare Hospital.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ireton with Rev. Michael Boothby officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday, with the family present from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and a prayer service at 8:00 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden, Iowa. Condolences may be sent to

James Michael Stainbrook was born December 12, 1983 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Jim and Ann (Reiland) Stainbrook. He graduated from Independence High School in 2002 and from the University of Northern Iowa. He worked as an environmental geologist for 3 years in Kansas City before moving to Cedar Rapids where he received his degree as a physical therapist assistant from Kirkwood. James married Abby Ten Napel on September 12, 2009 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ireton. They returned to rural Ireton in 2014, where he worked at Unity Point-St. Luke’s in Sioux City and lastly at Crown Pointe in Sioux Center, Iowa.

James’ number one priority in life was his wife Abby and their two children. He loved his family and caring for others with his work. He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting in all kinds of weather.

Survivors include his wife, Abby; two children, Keira and Ian; his parents, Jim and Ann of Wellsburg, Iowa; two sisters, Kim Stainbrook of Anamosa, Iowa and Melissa and husband Ryan Arnevik and their children, Alaina, Averie, and Ayden of Centerville, Iowa; his maternal grandparents, Ray and Catherine Reiland of Iowa City, Iowa; and Abby’s family, her parents, Robert and Cheryl Ten Napel; her two brothers, Chris and wife Jill Ten Napel and their children, Hailey, Luke, and Ella, and Eric and wife Liz Ten Napel and their daughter-to-be all of Ireton, Iowa; and her maternal grandparents, Nancy Schiefen of Hawarden, Iowa and Bernie Schiefen of Arizona.

James was preceded in death by his grandparents, Everette and Nerme Stainbrook and Ginger Reiland.

There has been a memorial fund set up at the Iowa State Bank in Ireton, Iowa for their children.


6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ,Thursday, March 24, 2016
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Prayer Service

8:00 p.m. ,Thursday, March 24, 2016
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Funeral Service

11:00 a.m. ,Friday, March 25, 2016
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
602 Main Street Ireton, Iowa 51027
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