James Leo Bornstein, 86, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday April 16, 2019 in St. Luke’s Hospital. Services: 2:00 p.m. Friday April 19, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home, where a visitation will be held today from 4-7 p.m. Inurnment: Private. The Rev. David Renfro from Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate.
James was born January 11, 1933 in Charles City, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Mabel (Birkholz) Bornstein. Jim and Edna were married 44 years and brought to this marriage 3 children each, Mark (Polly), Craig (Nancy), Gina (Bob), Robin (Jill), Tim, Bernadette, 14 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. James worked in the wholesale lumber industry most of his life. He was employed with Iowa Lumber Dealers and Reserve Supply. He loved his time in the garage, camping, watching the Chicago Cubs, Iowa Hawkeyes, playing cards and Frackle.
James was a honest, loyal, determined, stubborn, hard headed but most importantly a loving man who brought joy and fun to his family and others around him. James served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mabel, a brother, Lloyd and grandson R.J.
Family would like to extend a special thanks to Unity Point Palliative and Hospice Cares, Irving Point Assisted Living, and Dr. John Roof for all the loving care given to James. Please leave a message on our web page www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.
Memorials may be directed to the family.