In Memory of

James L. Cheever

James L. Cheever

Sioux City

James Cheever

Jim Cheever

James "Jim" Cheever, 63, of Sioux City, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at his home after a brief but courageous three-month battle with lung cancer.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Ark United Methodist Church, 130 Sodrac Dr., in North Sioux City, with the Rev. Jeff Vore officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed at

James “Jim” Lyle Cheever, son of Donald and Phyllis (Lyle) Cheever, was born July 20, 1954 in Sioux City. He was raised and attended school in Sioux City, graduating from Central High School with the Class of 1972.  Following high school, he worked for two years as an assistant equipment manager for the Miami Dolphins and during this time, they won back to back Super Bowl Championships.

On June 5, 1976, Jim was united in marriage to Sandra Kay Kroll at Trimble United Methodist Church. This union was blessed with two daughters. The family made their home in Sioux City, and Jim worked for Lessman Electric for 42 years until retiring in January 2018, due to health reasons.

Jim enjoyed tropical fish, his morning cup of coffee and visits with friends at Casey’s on Hamilton and was an avid Miami Dolphins fan. He enjoyed cooking and making Crunchies during the Christmas Season to give to his friends. Above all, Jim loved spending time with his family. He was an active member of The Ark United Methodist Church where he was in charge of communion.

Jim will be remembered as a loving and compassionate person that would do anything for anyone. Jim always had a joke for every occasion. 

Jim is survived by his wife, Sandra; two daughters, Kayla (Daniel) Loggins and Kari Cheever; three grandchildren, Hannah Loggins, Kayden Loggins and Parker Lange, all of Sioux City; one brother, Don (Pat) Cheever of Louisville, Ky.; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.  




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03/17/18 08:00 AM #1    

Drew H Kouris

Sad news

03/17/18 05:49 PM #2    

Rick Dennler

Very sorry. Rest in peace Jim.

03/17/18 08:38 PM #3    

Mark Hanna


“The year was 1976 an I get a call from Chuck Hansen when I was going to Iowa! Chuck says to me “Hey Hanna you want to catch a football game in Chicago? The Bears are playing the Miami Dolphins! Jim Cheevers will be there with his Uncle Joe Robbie!” Owner of the Dolphins at that time! I said heck Yes! I’m in! Chuck picked me up in Iowa City an off we went! We had dinner with Don Shula, Bob Gresse, Larry Zonka, Mercury Morris Jim Kick, an the list went on an on! Miami beat them as well as back to back Super Bowl Champs for 1975-1976. Yes, Jim has 2 Super Bowl rings! I’ll never forget that weekend for the rest of my life! We were treated like kings! I’ll be honorary Pall bear on Tuesday with Mr Hansen an others. Jim worked for 42 years with Bev & Harlan at Lessman Electric. So he had 2 family’s to say the least! Jim was always upbeat an positive! Well liked an Loved by many that knew him! A great Father, Grandpa, Husband an provider! “Rest in Pease my Brother! Your memories shall be Eternal!” 








03/24/18 12:05 PM #4    

Brian J. Mickelson

Jim was a great guy. I have a few memories with him ....  I remember him always talking about the “Dolphins.”  He was very proud of that team.   Jim where ever you are take care and hopefully we can all hook-up again. God bless. 

03/26/18 05:43 PM #5    

Mary E Cooper

So sad. Rest in peace, Jim.

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