James Ralph Roethler, age 81, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Riceville Family Care & Therapy Center in Riceville, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, April 9 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Riceville with Rev. Chris Gorshe officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Riceville. Friends may call at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Riceville on Sunday, April 8th during the hours of 4-7 PM and one hour before services at the church on Monday. In lieu of flowers, all memorials will be given in memory of Jim to fund the activity & transportation bus for the Riceville Family Care & Therapy Center.