James (Jim) Russell Jeglum, 75, of Warrenton, VA passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on August 13, 2018. Jim was born on December 27, 1942 in Des Moines, Iowa to Russ and Barbara Jeglum.
Jim was known by many as a strong man with a lot of experiences to share with anyone who would listen. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Administration at Iowa State University, and spent much of his working life as an agent for the federal government, doing work with the Department of Transportation and the National Transportation Safety Board, where he served as an Accident Reconstructionist until his retirement in January 1998, where he specialized in school bus accidents.
He chose to kick off his retirement by selling firearms at the local Walmart. In his free time, he did a lot of hunting, fishing and camping with his family and close friends. He enjoyed going on cruises, and had a passion for American History. He was very knowledgeable about the Civil War and the events that occurred during the battle of the Alamo. He gradually built an impressive collection of memorabilia associated with these historic events.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carole and his children Russ, Julie and Jodi. He is also survived by his two brothers, John and Jeff, and his seven grandchildren who he loved very much: Nicole, Allen, Adam, Sarah, Ryan, Sean and Kate.
Donations in Jim’s honor can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 271 Winchester St., Warrenton, VA 20186. There will be a funeral Mass held on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm at St. John’s Catholic Church in Warrenton, VA. There will be a reception to follow at Mercy Hall.
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