James J. Kircher 76, of Dubuque, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church with the Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Rd. where a parish scripture wake service will be recited at 7:30.
Jim was born on September 23, 1940 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Ignatius and Mildred (Winders) Kircher. He graduated from Loras Academy in 1958 and Loras College in 1966. On September 2,1967 he married Margaret “Peg” Vogel at Nativity Catholic Church.
Jim received his CPA on February 4, 1970 and eleven years later, founded Jim Kircher & Associates, P.C. Jim’s pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. He was a huge Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed yardwork and running. His favorite “meeting” was every Wednesday with his fellow “Gubs”. Jim was a member of St. Columbkille parish for over 48 years and past president of the Dubuque Golf and Country Club.
Surviving are his wife, Peg of Dubuque; his children Michael (Beth) Kircher of Dubuque and their children Katherine, Bridget, Maria and Theresa; Annemarie (Dennis) Day of Dubuque and their children Maggie, Jake and Adeline Olson and Maddy and Ethan Day; Kathy (Scott) Arlen of Grand Rapids, MI and their children Connor, Nicholas, Elizabeth and Natalie; his brother Ron (Mary) Kircher of Fulton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Columbkille Church or the James J. Kircher memorial fund.