Jim Larkin


James Joseph Larkin, 72, formerly of Gregory, SD, died at 11:19 p.m. August 23, 2022 at the Klein Center in West Burlington.

He was born March 20, 1950 in Ottumwa to Joseph and Gertrude Rowland Larkin.

Jim was a 1968 graduate of Blakesburg High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University. He taught high school math and chemistry in Gregory, SD.

He was a very active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gregory, SD and a member of Council #1532 Knights of Columbus in Gregory, SD. Jim loved drawing and arts and crafts.

Surviving are his brothers, Richard (Linda) Larkin of Fort Madison and Thomas (Joyce Bernardy) Larkin of Coralville; a niece, Laura White; nephews, Nick Larkin and Joe Larkin; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation with the family present to greet friends will be 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, August 27th, at Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 27th, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ottumwa with Father Patrick Hilgendorf presiding. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Ottumwa.

Memorials may be made to the Gregory SD High School Foundation.

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