Iowa Hall of Famer Jim Coulter dies at 85
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Over the years he served as a director of the United States Trotting Association District 4, Iowa Harness Horsemen's Association, Hawkeye Colt Association, Southern Iowa Fair and the Keokuk County Fair.
He was past president of the Midwest Racing Circuit and North Mahaska School District School Board. He also served as Adams Township Trustee and was a member of the Lacey United Methodist Church.
Of all the positions he held over the years, being a devoted husband to his wife meant the most to him. By simply loving and respecting his best friend of 64 years his children developed respect, admiration and love for their father. He loved his children and grandchildren, who to this day refer to him as "Bunker,” enough that he never hesitated to give praise or a little tough love if need be.
Mr. Coulter will be remembered by many as an honest, humble, hardworking man whose presence made the world a better place.
He is survived by his wife, Lenora; daughters, Diana (Randy) Fuqua and Janna (Jim) Hawkins; son, Rodney (Victoria); sisters, Jeannine Duncan and Dottie Behrens; brother, Dan; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Barbara; sister-in-law, Annette; and brothers-in-law, Glenn McKain and Elmer Behrens.