He was born September 29, 1946 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Herbert and Dorthy (Lentz) Goeller.
Jim graduated from Wapsie Valley Community School in 1965 and Upper IOwa University in 1970. He taught science and social studes and coached at West Branch Community Schools for four years. He worked at Smitty’s Tire and Appliance, Cedar Falls for many years. He then worked at Cedar Falls Schools as bus mechanic and bus driver. He moved on to Oelwein Community Schools as transporation director, retiring in 2009. Most recently, he drove school bus for Wapsie Valley Community Schools.
Survived by: his wife, Bonnie, one daughter, Kay of Des Moines. Three sons, Robert (Nancy) of Fairbank, Gary (Sara) of Oelwein and John of Fairbank. 5 grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his parents, a brother Douglas and a grandson, Michael.
Services: at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30th at St Peters Lutheran Church, Oran, Iowa, with burial in the Fairbank Cemetery. Public visitation on Monday, July 29 at the funeral home from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Masonic Rites at 7:00 p.m. Also one hour befores services at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the family.