James L. Ickes, 54, Altoona, passed late Wednesday evening at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of Robert L. and Nancy E. (Wilt) Ickes. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters: Vanessa Moore and husband Devon of Florida and Jamie Morris and husband David of Texas; four grandchildren: Jaidev, Tiana, and Laila Moore and Morgan Morris, siblings: Becky Ickes, Randy Ickes, and Sharon Wolf; nephew, Michael Wolf; niece, Brittany Logan; and his children’s mother, Tina Brueches. James was an Altoona High School graduate and previously worked for RJ Glass Trucking as a driver. He served in the US Army and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. “Daddy: As much as a mourning, your death is a celebration because you made our lives ‘nothing short of one.’ We may have been living miles apart, but somehow it always felt that you were always there. Maybe because ever since you held our tiny fingers, you showered us with nothing but love and care. Daddy, we miss you.”
Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. memorial service, Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Juniata, 408 N 6th Street, Altoona, 16601.