James I. Sibert, 88, of Orange, Texas, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at the Answered Prayers Assisted Living, Orange, Texas.Funeral Service: 11:00 am Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Bob Voels officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm Wednesday at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home where a Masonic Service will be held at 4:00 pm.Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia of Orange, TX; Sons, Donald Sibert of Orange, TX, Richard Sibert of Copper Canyon, TX and David Sibert of Hiawatha; Four grandsons, Jimmy (Alicia) Sibert, Bobby Sibert, Jake Sibert and Ben Sibert; Sister, Faye (Dean) Holm of Lake Bluff, IL; Also surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ann Bey.James Irl Sibert was born June 12, 1924 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the son of Albert & Ida (Ireland) Sibert. After attending the University of Illinois, he served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1943-1946. On September 23, 1947 he married Virginia Lotz in Edna, Kansas. He had worked for Iowa Electric and Power, Crandic Railroad and then as a project manager for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. until retiring in 1982. Jim was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids, Faith United Methodist Church, Orange, TX, lifetime Mason & Scottish Rite member, charter member of the Twirlin’ Travelers camping club and square dancer for over 50 years. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. He loved square dancing, camping, puttering in his workshop, volunteering for the Midwest Central Railroad at Mt. Pleasant during the Old Thresher’s Reunion, telling jokes and entertaining with skits.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name to Trinity Methodist Church, 400 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Orange, TX 77632 or Answered Prayer Assisted Living, 602 Azalea Ave, Orange, Texas 77630.