James D. Kilby, 77, of Mason City, died on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials can be directed to the family of James Kilby.
James Dewayne Kilby was born in Mason City on December 17, 1942, to parents Kenneth and Irene (Baldwin) Kilby. James enlisted in the Navy and was honorably discharged. James successfully owned a logging business for years, spending most of his life logging walnut trees. He once held a world record for the biggest King Mackerel caught in the Sea. James was a fun-loving caring man who knew how to make everyone laugh. He will be remembered as a loving husband, friend and father.
James is survived by his wife, Delia Kilby; children, Angelina Kilby, Angelique Kilby, James Kilby, Timothy Kilby, Terry Kilby, Perry Kilby, Tori Rabe, Tammy Thompson, Tonja Kilby; brother, Mike (Donna) Kilby; 23 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; sister in-law, Helena (Ron) Julius; stepsisters, Vicki Miner and Terri Gardner; extended family from the Philippines; aunt and uncle in-law
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Irene Kilby; uncle Walt Schondfelt; aunt, Ida Hall; step mother, Larry Kilby; cousin, Andrea Peterson.