Jim R. Doerzman, 85 of Bettendorf, Iowa passed away on October 29, 2022 at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport.
Memorial services will be held this Saturday, November 5th at 1:00 P.M. at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf. Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M., with a small service to follow at 1:00 P.M.
Jim was born on August 22, 1937 in Blairstown, Iowa, the son of Lloyd and Martha (Schaub) Doerzman. He married Sally E. Bruch on August 10, 1958 in Blairstown, Iowa. He attended the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in Education, graduating in 1959. He finished his Masters Degree in Education from Kirksville, Missouri in 1960. He taught math and Phys-Ed for three years in Plainfield, Iowa and Sudlow Junior High in Davenport, Iowa.
He spent 17 years of dedication teaching Phys-Ed, being Athletic Director and wrestling coach at Pleasant Valley High School. He was instrumental in starting the wrestling program soon after the high school was built. He then became a partner in K & K Hardware and spent 23 years of service with them.
He spent many years serving the city and community. He was President of the BHS Band Parents, a Bettendorf Trailblazer, Chamber of Commerce President and Bettendorf Museum Board Member and President.
He was a very outgoing and loving man who had a great impact on everyone he met, including all his students, co-workers, and people he met through the years at K & K.
His family spent many years traveling, including yearly trips to Colorado, hiking, camping, and jeeping. He and his wife also spent many years traveling the United States as well as trips abroad. He was an avid golfer and bowler and was an 8-gallon blood donor. After retirement, he spent time working at Palmer Hills Golf Course.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Sally Doerzman, Bettendorf; daughter Denise Mohr, Bettendorf; son, Brent Doerzman (Hillary) of Westminster, Colorado; and 4 grandchildren Alex, Logan, Sawyer and Tucker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Doug, son Stephen, and daughter, Debra.
In lieu of flowers, monetary or blood donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the ImpactLife (formerly Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center). Online condolences, memories and expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.mcginnis-chambers.com