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Dear Joyce and family: Our hearts go out to you after the passing away of Jim. He was a real gentleman, faithful Church member, and friend. We always enjoyed joking with him and conversing. May God's comfort and care be real to you and special Christmas blessings to you all!


Posted by: Lynn and Sally Potter - Ruthven, IA - former pastor and wife   Dec 18, 2012

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Jim. I always enjoyed the conversations we had at the golf course. He always had a "comment" that would make me laugh. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Aaron Beaver - Grimes, IA   Dec 12, 2012

Dennis worked for Rohlins for awahile and he wanted to extend his sympathies to Randy & and families.. May you know Jim had lots of friends & they will all miss him. May you know that we are thinking of you all at this time... Know that he is not alone, God will take good care of him...
Dennis Brosh/Linda Minton


Posted by: Dennis Brosh/Linda Minton - Estherville, IA - dennis - co worker Rohlins   Dec 11, 2012

My memories go way, way back to the Kanawha baseball team that took State when Jim played - also back to cheerleading with Joyce. I am so very sorry for your loss - my sympathies are with you and your family. May your love for each other help you all through this very tough time.


Posted by: Bonnie Nelson - Algona, IA - Friend   Dec 10, 2012

Joyce we are so sorry to hear about Jim. He was a good friend to our family and a mentor to many. I look back on those years that we went to the APAI Convention and for many of us younger folks, well lets just say Jim had some fun with us. But he always took time to teach us about asphalt. He will be missed.


Posted by: Doug Wilson - Burlington, IA - Friend   Dec 10, 2012

Joyce, Randy and Family - Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all. Jim had a very strong and positive influence in my professional career while I was the Executive Director for the Asphalt Pavement Association of Iowa. Jim was always personable and willing to help in any way. Krissy and I pray the Lord comforts you through this difficult time and may God bless.


Posted by: Michael & Kristine Kvach - Edgewater, MD - Friend   Dec 10, 2012

Joyce and family, my sympathy to you for your loss. I was very sorry to read in the Mason City Globe about Jim's passing. I remember you as our neighbor to our backyard in Garner. My parents, ( Doc & Jean Ryan) enjoyed you both. I think I visited with you at a funeral in Garner at UMC. We lost both Mom & Dad this year within 3 months of each other. Again, I am so sorry for your loss of Jim.


Posted by: Mary (Ryan) Kopacek - Garner, IA   Dec 10, 2012

Joyce, Barb, Randy, and family. We were so sorry to here about Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always like sitting and talking to Jim. His stories and personality was second to none


Posted by: Scott & Becky Dillehay - Carroll, IA - Friend   Dec 10, 2012

Joyce and family,

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Jim was a great man, Jim worked with my dad (Elmer Wells) at Rohlin Construction for may years,where he made alot of great memories with his co-workers,jim was also very personable to everyone he would meet. Jim will be missed by many. May God comfort Joyce and the entire family during this very difficult time. God Bless

Gary Marcia,Cheyenne and Caitlin Dallmann

Betty Wells


Posted by: Marcia Dallmann - Detroit Lakes , MN - Friend   Dec 10, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jim was a very important part to all of your lives and to everyone else he knew. I still remember when he would come to the CHS football games and cheer as loudly as the rest of us. He was so proud of Barb's boys. He also touched our lives in his visits with Bruce during his time with cancer. He will be missed. Peace & love, Jeanette


Posted by: Jeanette Brinkman - Carroll, IA - Family Friend   Dec 09, 2012