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My Story

Jim was diagnosed with liver cancer in December of 2002.  He successfully received a liver transplant Father's Day, June 2003. Follow-up appointments at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd anniversaries of the transplant showed him to be presumably cancer-free. He was rediagnosed with cancer May 2007. He underwent surgery to have a lobe of his liver removed in July 2007. Jim was diagnosed as terminal in April 2008. He was remarkably healthy, enjoying his family and friends, work, travel, and fishing most of his last 18 months of life.  

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Michael Shea posted a new journal entry.

Jim's Memorial Service is tomorrow Sunday August 16 at 2pm at McNeal Hall. McNeal Hall is on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota at 1985 Buford.  (Parking ... Read more

Michael Shea signed Jim's Guestbook.

It has been 5 months and 18 days since you died, The year of so much sadness and some hope is ending today. Still the pain of your departure remains sharp and immediate. ... Read more

Michael Shea signed Jim's Guestbook.

I miss you so much, Jimmy. So many things remind me of you, so often I think of things you have said, professionally and personally, that mean so much. The world needs ... Read more

steven greenberg signed Jim's Guestbook.

it's september 28th, 2009, yom kippur day in my world, and i just found out that jim passed away. noel, if you get this message, please call me when you can. Read more

Pang Rhodes signed Jim's Guestbook.

I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I have been privileged to be one of his students and to learn from one of the very best minds in the family therapy field. Above ... Read more

Karalee Kiser signed Jim's Guestbook.

     It has been almost two months since Jim's passing and I think of Jim so often it surprises even me.  I was a consultee for about 5 years, discontinuing when I ... Read more

Jim Naas signed Jim's Guestbook.

I was a classmate of Jim's at Walther Lutheran High School for four years from 1956 to 1960. I always will remember Jim's incredible intelligence and wonderfully warm ... Read more

Michael Shea posted a new journal entry.

Jim's Memorial Service is tomorrow Sunday August 16 at 2pm at McNeal Hall. McNeal Hall is on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota at 1985 Buford.  (Parking ... Read more

Christina Robert signed Jim's Guestbook.

Dear Noel and family, I am so saddened by the loss of Jim and my heart goes out to you all. I had Jim for several classes while a PhD student in Family Social Science and ... Read more

Karen Hasse signed Jim's Guestbook.

Dear Noel,    Even though weeks have gone by since Jim's passing, words do not come easily to express the sense of great loss and my sincere condolences to you and your ... Read more

Mary Seabloom signed Jim's Guestbook.

Dear Friend Beth - The last line of your journal entry made me laugh out loud.....as I had started to smile on the inside when I recognized the exact same resonance in ... Read more

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