he was so good to pick up margaret penland she needed extra pillows etc but made no diffeeence he also drove my mom around pto crd parties i would see him at oddfellows soup suppers while at solon care someome hired becky and her polka band asked me to dance almost lost his shorts i liked him very much asked hoe got here? on my bike
I knew Jim as a client of US Bank and it predecessors. Jim was always outgoing and had energy to spare. Jim was a supporter of every fund raising endeavor of IOOF and St. Marks. I can't remember how many chicken barbecue tickets I was convinced that I needed. Jim always found a way to let you know that there was Good Food for a Great Cause and always Great fun. A special shout out to Jim's siblings for their steadfast support of Jim's independence.
My family knew Jim his whole life. He grew up across the road from our farm. He was always very friendly and greeted you with a smile. He was not shy, loved to play cards and dance. When my kids were attending the University of Iowa, they would sometimes see him near the Pentacrest either waiting for a bus or riding his bike to and from work. If he saw them, he would say hello. My sympathy goes out to Jim's family.
I recently learned of Jim's passing and would like to share the memories of growing up as a neighbor over the hill on RR5. We spent many years walking to and from Scott #3 country school, participating in a Halloween parade in Iowa City one fall and the time we spent at "Lonesome Shack" in the Lindemann apple orchard. In my dad's later years he appreciated Jim stopping by to visit when he was out riding his bicycle on our country road. I would like to express my condolences to the Linesman family.
Jim was a fixture at Eureka lodge #44. He held every office and was always the first to volunteer. When I joined he welcomed me and helped guide me in the ways of Odd Fellowship. He was very active at the state level holding several offices at Grand lodge. I spent many hours playing cribbage and euchre with Jim, he was competitive. The members of Eureka lodge extend our condolences to Jims family and friends. He will be missed.
We were saddened to hear of Jim's passing..Wayne & I & Jim had a lot of good times together.Flea markets,dances & various small town summer celebrations..He loved.my Mom too & she often went to dances with us..Jim knew how to have a good time.He has been missed & we were just saying how we went all over looking at Christmas lights..
Memories, come to mind, of the “cousins” gatherings at John & Geneva Lindemann’s home years ago. Always delicious food, and much laughter. Jim never met a stranger. He knew relatives when he saw them, but he might call me Karen or Connie. :-) We’re thinking of you. Treasure the special memories of Jim. With our sympathy.
Kayleen (Shima) and Mike Gardner
Connie (Shima) and Dick Friedl