James Edward Brommel, 91, of St. Marys, Iowa passed away peacefully at his home on January 5, 2022. A visitation will take place at the St. Marys Parish Hall from 5:00-7:00 pm on Friday, January 7, 2022, with a rosary at 6:30 pm. A funeral mass will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at St. Marys Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will take place immediately following mass at St. Marys Cemetery with a luncheon to follow.\r\n Jim was born October 11, 1930, in Des Moines to Edward and Marie (McCarthy) Brommel. He and Margaret married on September 25th, 1954. Other than serving in the Army during the Korean War, Jim lived in or near St. Marys where he farmed and raised six children with the love of his life, Margaret, to whom he was married for 67 years. For the last 35 years, Jim and Margaret wintered in Mission, Texas enjoying warm weather, friends, and Jim's favorite past time, singing at jam sessions. Jim was known for his beautiful voice that boomed without a microphone and his perfect pitch that needed no accompaniment. He sang at hundreds of funerals, weddings, and holidays to celebrate the most important events in our lives. He was known to be heard above the tractor singing his favorite Irish song or hymn for the joy of it while working in his field. Jim and Margaret welcomed friends of all ages and loved playing games, bridge, cards, fast track, and these games were serious business. Jim played an active role in the National Farmers Organization, was a member of the American Legion for over 50 years, a member of the Knights of Columbus and served many years as a Jackson Township trustee. \r\nJim is survived by his wife Margaret; children, Carol (Robert) Bartles, Jim (Joy) Brommel, Mary (Alan) Large, David (Kathy) Brommel, and Jean (David Pitt) Brommel; 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. \r\nJim was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Marie Brommel; siblings, Alice Fath and Edward Brommel; son, John Brommel; and granddaughter, Briana Brommel.\r\nMemorials in Jim's name can be made to the Pink Tractor Foundation, St. Marys Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, or Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission, Texas. \r\nThe family respectfully requests masks to be worn indoors.\r\nA recording of Mass will be added to the tribute wall following services.