Donald E. “Dee Dee” James, age 75 of Nebraska City, NE passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Duff’s Friendship Villa in Nebr. City.


Dee Dee was born on June 20, 1941 in Onawa, IA; the son of Merritt Earl and Irene Frances (Belcher) James.


He attended Region V Services for many years.


He is survived by sister-in-law Diane James of Nebr. City; four nephews:  Randy DeVorss of Lincoln, NE; Danny DeVorss of Nebr. City, NE; Bryan DeVorss of Julian, NE; Matt Tillman of Nebr. City, NE; one niece:  Rena Miller of Nebr. City, NE; great-nephews:  Randy and Hayden Miller; Tyler and Jordan Tillman and Ben DeVorss; great-nieces:  Maddie DeVorss and Rudi Richmond; other family and friends.


Dee Dee was preceded in death by two brothers:  Richard and Merritt; one sister:  Barbara James and his parents.


A Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 2 at 9:00 a.m. at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebr. City.   Burial will follow the services.


The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.


Memorials may be given to the family in his memory.


Condolences may be left at


Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City is in charge of arrangements.