J.R. Surfus

J.R. Surfus
February 8, 1940 – March 10, 2020
Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 80

J.R. Surfus, 80, of Oskaloosa passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Oskaloosa Care Center.
Claire “J.R.”, son of Claire Valentine and Lucy (Surbaugh) Surfus, was born February 8, 1940, in Osceola, Iowa.

J.R. was raised on his parent’s farm and graduated from Humeston High School in 1958.

On February 7, 1964, he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Elaine Dachenbach, in Chariton, Iowa.

After J.R. finished school, he moved to Oskaloosa to work for his uncles at Brown’s Plumbing and Heating Company. This job led to his life-long career installing boilers for schools, hospitals and other industries. When his children were young, his family moved with J.R. to the communities in which he worked, Washington, Carroll, Osceola and Harlan were among the many. J.R. retired in 2002.

In his spare time, J.R. enjoyed hunting, fishing, and racing stock cars with his son.

His family includes his wife, Barb; his son, Patrick Surfus; his daughter, Kristina (& Doug) DeJong; grandsons: Chase and Tanner DeJong; and a sister, Judy (& Jim) Nicholson, all of Oskaloosa.

As was his wish, J.R.’s body has been cremated.
No services are scheduled.
Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of J.R. Surfus please visit the Langkamp Funeral Chapel Sympathy Store.

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