In Memory

James Sinning

James Hart Sinning, 73, passed away August 30, 2008, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A 1953 graduate of Marshalltown High School and a 1958 graduate of Iowa State University, James farmed outside Melbourne for 49 years.

He is survived by his wife, Kay; sons, Jeff ( Terri ) of Clemons and Greg of Urbandale; his five grandchildren: Nick, Taylor, Nolan, Grayson, and Avril; and his brother, John ( Beverly ) Sinning of Davenport, IA. 

In one sense there is no death. The life of a soul on earth lasts beyond his departure. You will always feel that life touching yours, that voice speaking to you, that spirit looking out of other eyes, talking to you in the familiar things he touched, worked with, loved, as familiar friends. He lives on in your life and in the lives of all others that knew him.         - Angelo Putri  




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09/05/08 02:40 PM #1    

Duane Clizbe

I have many fond memories of Jim, nearly all from high school. We played football and basketball together, double-dated, and spent many a Friday/Saturday in his basement playing poker. I went to California after graduation from UI and we seldom saw each other after college.

Jim was a good, funny, confident, direct in speech and manner, kind. People like Jim make the world a better place. When my wife and I went back to Marshalltown for the 50th reunion of the class of 53, she knew no one. We sat near Jim at dinner and she commented on what a gracious, interesting (and interested) man he was....he made the night enjoyable for her. Small thing, but a measure of the man.

I can only pass my condolences on to Jim's family. He will be missed by his family and by those who saw him rarely but remember his company.

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