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“Sandy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I worked with him from the time he transferred from Western Electric to AT&T til he left...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Frank Payne - Omaha, NE

“Dear Sandra, Allie and family,We are saddened by the news of Jim's illness and death. We send our love and prayers to all of you. Jim will be...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Lou and Kathy Gogela - Lincoln, NE

“Sandra I never had the pleasure of meeting your beloved husband. I am positive he was a wonderful man. My deepest sympathies for your loss. I know...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Gomez - Indio, CA

“RIP to the big brother that I always wish'd that I had had. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Robert Reynolds - CA - friend

“Jim and I were neighbors and good friends through high school. We shared the same locker for all four years in high school. I have many fond memories...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Frank McKenzie - Underwood, MN

“We are deeply saddened to hear of Jim's passing, He was a good man, friend and neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Knouses. With...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Shade - Brentwood - Friend

“Hazel, Sandra, Shelley, Joe and Allie - I have such wonderful, warm memories of Jim! When I close my eyes I see his big infectious smile, that...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Frenzer - Brooklyn, NC

“Sandra and Allie- Our family was so sad to hear of Jim's passing. We send you our hugs and prayers that Jesus will comfort you and hold Jim's soul...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Monica and Mark London - Omaha, NE

“Sandra and Family:I knew Jim in High School, and he was in the same class year as my wife Jeanne Bright Majeski. We were in Choir together and I as...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Dennis Majeski - Spring / Houston, TX

“RIP Jim, God is with you now and you will have no more pain, only Happiness in Haven. Jeannette & Ernie's daughter, LaNette (Meyers) Rolfe and...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: LaNette (Meyers) Rolfe - IA

“Dear Sandra, Allie and family,We are truly saddened by the passing of Jim. We have so many wonderful memories from our trips to GA. Please know...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Rich & Margie Prazan - NC

“My Uncle Jim was one of the funniest and caring people I have ever met. He always had a joke to make you laugh and was always up for a good time. ...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: katrinka stayton - omaha, NE

“Uncle Jim was one of the funniest men I have ever know. Growing up, he would joke and laugh with me all the time. We would cruise around in my...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: katrinka stayton - omaha, NE

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James Rex Knouse was born December 9, 1945, to Rex and Hazel (Mertz) Knouse in Atlantic, Iowa. He was raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1964. After his high school graduation, he worked at Western Electric. This company held his position until Jim's return from proudly serving his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. Jim married Sandra Prazan on July 4, 1987, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple lived in Atlanta, Georgia for 20 years while Jim worked for AT&T. Jim retired from AT&T and then worked for Sprint. Jim also enjoyed working for Home Depot in Council Bluffs.

Jim was a member of the Celebration of Life Choir and he also played and sang in the Down to the River praise band. Jim enjoyed playing in two different 1960's bands, The Chevelle's and The Continental's. He played the guitar as well as sang.

Jim died Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Midlands Living Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of 72 years and 18 days.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Rex Knouse; brother, Jack Knouse; and niece, Deena Morrissey. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Knouse; three children, Michelle Cook, Joseph (Kathryn) Knouse, and Alexandria Knouse; eight grandchildren, Austin, Avery, Aiden, Ashton, Daphne, Rex, Michael, and Edward; mother, Hazel Knouse; sister, Sheryl (Jerry) Morrissey; and other relatives and friends.