James Maloney, age 81, of Truman, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Madelia Community Hospital in Madelia. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church Fieldon in Ceresco Township. Burial will take place in the Ridgelawn Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are by the Zaharia Family Funeral and Cremation in Truman.
James Melvin Maloney, the son of James and Rose (West) Maloney was born on August 12, 1931 in Dunnell. James graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 thru 1957. James was united in marriage to Delilah (Pahl) Wiederhoeft on January 5, 1969 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Fieldon. James worked as a filling station operator, mechanic, a glass cutter in St. James and farmed. James loved working with wood, riding horses and boating. He also helped to train cattle to pull a cart. He loved spending time with his family.
James is survived by his wife, Delilah; two children, Diane (Alan) Brudelie and Dale (Cindy) Wiederhoeft; eight grandchildren, Ryan (Julie) Brudelie, Aaron (Molly) Brudelie, Brent (Susan) Wiederhoeft, Patrick Wiederhoeft, Shawn (Dawn) Wiederhoeft, Marc Wiederhoeft, Darin Wiederhoeft and Emma Wiederhoeft; three great-grandsons, Colby, Carter and Cooper; two step-granddaughters, Bailey and Kori; three sisters Ruth (LeRoy) Greier, Betty (Tyler) Williams, Deloris (Ronald) Wellman; brother, Daryle (Mary) Maloney; sister-in-law, Sharon Maloney and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marabelle Steuber; brothers, Edwin, Ronald and Ralph.