IA Paramedic, 43, Dies after COVID-19 Battle

James J. 'Jim' Luensman
James J. 'Jim' Luensman (Photo/Murdoch Funeral Homes)

James J. “Jim” Luensman of Atkins, Iowa, is being laid to rest on Thursday after battling COVID-19.

Luensman, 43, worked for Monticello Ambulance, Area Ambulance Service, North Benton Ambulance, and Atkins First Responders.

He previously ran the paramedic program at Kirkwood Community College and taught respiratory therapy and nursing.

He is survived by his wife and three children. A GoFundMe page has already raised more than $21,000 to support his family.

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