James A. Falck, 74, of rural Decorah, died peacefully, Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his home. Graveside services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 23, at the Phelps Cemetery in Decorah, with Rev. Richard Simon Hanson officiating.The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting with arrangements.

James was born Oct. 4, 1945, in La Crosse, Wis. to Alvin and Olive (Sersland) Falck. He grew up on the family farm in Hesper Township, graduated from the Decorah High School in 1963, and in 1969 obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Mankato State University. He married Katie Anderson March 10, 1979.

He had been an examiner for the Iowa Department of Banking from 1971 to 1978. Since 1978, James operated the family farm in Winneshiek County, producing cash grain and beef. From 1986 to 1987 he was the senior special credit officer at Farm Credit Services of Southeast Minnesota in Preston, and from 1987 to 1988 was the senior vice-president of the 9th District Farm Credit Bank. Since 1989 he was involved with Falck & Associates. From 1995 to 1996 he had served as a consultant at Lutheran Social Services for the Farm Family Response Foundation.

James is survived by his wife, Katie, a son, Patrick, and his dog, Helpful.
He was preceded in death by his parents.