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James Lee Hirons, 67, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Monday, October 09, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Jim was born June 20, 1950, the son of Malcolm and Rose (Page) Hirons, in Mount Vernon, IL. On February 9, 1974, he was married to Karen Brancato in Elgin, IL. Jim and Karen are the owners of Foot Solutions in Cedar Rapids. Jim believed in the Lord and was a member of Antioch Christian Church. He lived out his faith in many leadership roles with the Boy Scouts, Chamber of Commerce, Churches, and Kiwanis in the communities where he has lived. He greatly enjoyed fishing and airplanes. More than anything Jim loved his wife and family. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Hirons; three children, Stacy (Dan) Baker, Michael (Leslie) Hirons, Tom Hirons; six grandchildren, Rebekah, Joanna, Miriam, Annabel, Jacob, Emily; three sisters, Debra (Steve) Mescher, Jill (Robert) Lang, Bonnie (Tony) Jones; sister-in-law, Jean (Lane) Strickland; two brothers-in-law, Chuck (Carol) Brancato, Rusty Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Meda Thompson.

Memorials may be directed to Christian Evangelistic Mission: https://www.cemchurches.com/ in memory of Jim.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.
Published on October 13, 2017
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