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Lynette and family, and to Jimmy's brothers and sisters

I have sent this quote many times and now with the passing of my own Mom and Dad, I look at it daily. I hope in time it will bring you comfort.

Terri Curry

Nothing can make up for the absence of someone whom we love, and it would be wrong to try to find a substitute; we must simply hold out and see it through. That sounds very hard at first, but at

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Posted by: terri curry - elk point, SD - cousin   Dec 14, 2010

Dear Lynette and family,

We were so very sorry to hear about Jimmy's passing away. He was the older "crazy" cousin that always kept us entertained and many times laughing until our sides hurt. Never knowing what Jimmy was going to do next kept us on the edge of our seats.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish there were words that could lessen the pain, but only the peace that come from above can do that.

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Posted by: Terri (Skalla) Curry - Elk Point, SD - cousin of Jimmy's   Dec 14, 2010

I just finished watching the video that Cal made for the family. about jim's l;ife. I think I finally have gotten quiet enough to reflect how much I will trully miss you. I never got to spend enough time with you in recent years, but I can tell you that in the future I will trully try to enjoy family as much as you did by the smile on your face in every picture. You have made me realize how precious and dear we were to you.

Posted by: Joyce Rhoads - smyrna, TN - sister   Dec 12, 2010

I will always remember my cousin Jimmy as the "Crazy Guy". Growing up he was
always the one to pull a prank or tease us younger girl cousins... He was the life of a party that was for sure. My family sends their sympathy for the loss of Jimmy to his wife Lynette, his children and all of his brothers and sisters...

Michelle Gustafson

Posted by: Bryan, Michelle, Cara & Jared Gustafson - Omaha, NE - Michelle - 1st Cousin   Dec 09, 2010

Jim was a customer at the store where i work. I will never forget his smiling face and the way he always mad us laugh every time he visited. He will truly be missed by us all and our prayers are with his family.

Posted by: Catrinna Anastasio - Waukesha, WI - acquaintance   Dec 08, 2010

I was glad to have to opportunity to work with Jim and lucky to consider him my friend. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to Lynette & family.

Posted by: Jason - Waukesha, WI - friend   Dec 08, 2010

growing up next to the Jim and his family has been one of the greatest experiences in my life. from being one of kyles best friends for so many years there was always good times with him and his family. Jim meant a lot to me he always knew how to make you smile or give you that advise when you really needed it. from growing up from a boy to a man, Jim always was there. i will truly miss you Jim and my condolences to his family and to all the people who have lost a great friend

Posted by: jeremiah schmuki - wales, WI - friend   Dec 08, 2010

everyday we talked lots of days we worked went through lots of fun and tough times with you the last few years going too miss ya hope your up in the clouds somewhere ramroddin a plowtruck and salter jimbo bossman captian

Posted by: steve hill - waukesha, WI - freind   Dec 08, 2010

To remember Jimmy truly is to remember how to laugh-what it feels like, what it sounds like, what it looks like to see Jimmy smiling back at you because he knows he said something funny. He could always make any occasion feel like an adventure.

He was one of those people that was there for me at any moment in life-the good and the bad. He was my uncle, my friend, my confidant. He will forever keep those roles in

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Posted by: Crystal Hoffman - Bettendorf, IA - Niece   Dec 08, 2010

This is one of the toughest moments in my life that I have to say good-bye to my buddy that I shared so much with over our childhood and growing up and doing all the things in life you should and shouldn't do. There are so many memories that we got to share. As a mission he will deeply be missed and our memories will be passed down as brothers should do. I'll miss you so much.

Sincerely and with deepest sympathy to Lynette, Kyle, and Kelsey,
Your brother Mark, Jamie, Tyler, and Breanna
Springfield, Nebraska

Posted by: Mark Kraus - Omaha, NE - Brother   Dec 08, 2010