Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

James J. Bryant, 85, Davenport

On Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, James (Jim) J. Bryant, loving husband and father of three sons, passed away at age 85.

Jim was born on June 13, 1936 in Hartley, to Harold and Violet (Thortsen) Bryant. He received his BA in Education from the State Teachers College of Iowa (UNI) and his Master's in Education from Colorado State University. He was a teacher, coach and principal for almost 50 years in various schools across Iowa, longest tenured in Ventura and Lake Mills.

On Sept. 2, 1956, he married Joyce Ann Gruhn. They raised three sons: Jeff, Terry and Brad.

Jim had a passion for working with child...