James C. (Jim) Orvis
(1954 - 2020)
James C. (Jim) Orvis, 65, of Waterloo, died Suday April 19, at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center from complications of Covid-19.
He was born October 9, 1954 in Long Beach, California, son of Roger C. and Mary (Renier) Orvis. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School and University of Northern Iowa with a degree in History. James worked at the UNI Library, Ice House Museum, and for many years in the meat-packing industry, most recently for Tyson Foods.
James is survived by his brother John Orvis of Sandy UT; sister Julie Orvis (Paul Agnello) of Janesville, WI; brother Jeff (Peggy) Orvis of Cedar Falls IA; sister Sandy (Joe) Poundstone, Martensdale IA; and brother-in-law George Phillips of Waterloo IA. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Susan Phillips of Waterloo.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to Cedar Bend Humane Society or Northeast Iowa Food Bank.
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