Condolence & Memory Journal

Jim was the Wally Cleaver of our neighborhood and we all looked up to him. He was always ready to play some baseball, collect bottle caps, baseball cards and rescue tadpoles from mud puddles. We grew up in a golden era and Jim was a big part of that for me.

Ron Sampson

Posted by ron sampson - des moines, IA - Friend   October 22, 2019

I am so sorry to hear the news of Jim's passing. I had the privilege of being his secretary for a few years at Briggs and found Jim to be very considerate, understanding and a pleasure to work with. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this difficult time.

Posted by Deb Poole - Cottage Grove, MN - coworker   October 21, 2019

My loving and caring brother. So much can be said about Jim---his wit and humor, compassion for others, love of family. He and his wife Carol raised four wonderful children, and it was clear to me their deep love for each other. Jim was my parents first born. And boy, were they proud of this little bundle of joy. One can tell by all the picturesJimmy at one week, Jimmy at two weeks, etc. As my brother, Jim tried to teach me golf (one of his passions) in the backyard. Although golf never became my game, I loved spending time with my big brother. He also introduced me to many genres of music. Many great memories that I will cherish forever. My love to Carol, Matt, Jenny, Dan, Katie and their respective families. I know you have infinite memories to cherish and these memories will comfort you for years to come.

Posted by Kathy Santry - Ankeny, IA - family   October 20, 2019