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BRECKUNITCH, James L. 1939-2006

BRECKUNITCH, WILKENS, CARD, PODHAJSKY, BRECK

Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 12/8/2013 at 04:31:43

[Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Sunday, February 19, 2006]

WATERLOO - James L. "Jim" Breckunitch, 66, of Waterloo, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center of a heart attack.

He was born July 14, 1939, in Buffalo Center, son of John and Margaret Wilkens Breckunitch. He married Kathy Card Dec. 2, 1961, at Waterloo First United Methodist Church.

He attended West High School and graduated with the class of 1957. Mr. Breckunitch started with Dalton Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling shortly after high school, where he retired from as president in 2002.

He was past trustee chair at Waterloo First United Methodist Church, received the Cedar Valley Mayors' Volunteer Award in 2005 and the Book of Golden Deeds Award from the Waterloo Exchange Club in 2005, was past president of the Plumbing & Heating Association from 1986 to 1989, a member of the Heating and Air Conditioning Advisory Board at Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo BPO Elks No. 290 Elk of the Year in 1997 and Officer of the Year in 2001, past chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee of Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa Inc., and Strictly Business EXPO Committee of the Greater Cedar Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Survived by his wife, Kathy Breckunitch of Waterloo; a son, Troy (Natascha) Breckunitch of Frankenthal, Germany; a daughter, Joey (Nick) Podhajsky of Traer; a grandson, Jamie Breckunitch; his mother, Margaret (Clarence) Kalkbrenner of Cedar Falls; a brother, John (Mary Kay) Breck of Lady Lake, Fla.; his father-in-law, Gordon Card of Cedar Falls; one niece; two nephews; and many friends whose lives he touched with his helping hands.

Preceded in death by his father; and mother-in-law, Earlene Card.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Waterloo First United Methodist Church, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Locke Funeral Home, and an hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to Waterloo First United Methodist Church or Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa Inc.


 

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