James M. Haines Jr.

July 15, 1941 ~ April 16, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old


James M. Haines Jr., 81, of Fort Dodge, IA, died Sunday, April 16, 2023, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.  A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be directed to the family.  Arrangements are with Historic Bruce Funeral Home of Fort Dodge. 

James was born July 15, 1941, in Boone, IA, the son of Helen L. (Root) and James M. Haines Sr.  He attended Fort Dodge Senior High.  On March 12, 1960, he was united in marriage to Brenda Heinze in Fort Dodge.  To this union 3 children were born:  Brenda, Teresa and James III.  The couple later divorced.  James worked in the scrap metal industry for many years until his retirement in 2017.  He enjoyed fishing, playing pool, traveling, working on cars and listening to old music.  He was a member of AA and sober for 37 years.

James is survived by 3 children:  Brenda “Jamie” Haines Green and husband Willie of Fort Dodge, Teresa Garrett and husband Jerry of Algona, IA and James Haines III and wife Charlotte or Arkansas; 5 grandchildren:  Matthew Copenhaver, Tye Fox, Shannon Garrett, Nicholas Haines and Katelyn Haines; 5 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren with 1 on the way; and 5 siblings:  Betty, Eldon, Marilyn, Sally and Willie.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 6 siblings; and his ex-wife & best friend:  Brenda Haines.

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