In Memory

Jim Oslin

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02/20/09 09:32 PM #1    

Scot Isom

I first met Jim in grade school. He was one of the tallest kids in class and one of the smartest. He was fascinated by the military and always wore an army surplus jacket. He had air plane models hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom. Jim always had a smile.

In 10th grade, we were allowed to smoke in the parking lot during lunch. Jim introduced me to the fine addictions of tar and nicotine. When the rule was changed in 11th, I moved on to greater vices.

I have no idea when or how he died. Simply put, he was cool.

02/26/09 02:28 PM #2    

Suzanne Baker

I don't remember Jim...I should because I was out in the parking lot too..but he married a cousin, and I did go to his funeral. He had Military Honors and seems to me it was a water related accident.

07/01/09 11:20 PM #3    

Diane Baker (Shanafelt)

I didn't know Jim in school, but he was part of the group that helped put together our 10th reunion. He was fun, interesting, and intelligent. We were so lucky to have gotten to know him. We were all devastated to learn of his death soon afterwards.

08/11/13 07:11 PM #4    

Scot Isom

Jim was a long time member of the Iowa National Guard. He died in a traing excercise near Des Moines, IA.  They were performing a river crossing and he was swept away.  Jim was fascinated by the army from when he was very young.  His longtime friends were not surprised he entered the military and he died doing what he loved.

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