James F. Traster, 71, St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, February 17, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.
He was born March 19, 1942 to Douglas and Blanche (Weatherly) Traster in Hopkins, Missouri.
James proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW Post #6760, Vietnam Veterans of America #638, 25th Infantry Association and Vietnamese Presidential Unit Citation.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, James Pickering.
Survivors: friends, Ruth Ezzell, John Minton and James Kissick (Ellen).
Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Gravity Cemetery, Gravity, Iowa. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.