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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:52 pm 
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Just got an email from Jim's wife, Chris and she asked me to let the Club know about Jim's passing on tuesday afternoon. Always busy, Jim was trimming trees in the back and died of an apparent heart attack. What a great friend and colleague...he will be missed.

I'm sure Chris would appreciate a card from you if you so choose. His address is in the directory, but if you need it, let me know


Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:45 pm 
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Sorry to hear. That is why pictures in the directory would be nice. Too many would want to fly under the radar though. Don't recall ever meeting him? If he was a member, he was one of the Good Guys.


Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:30 pm 
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Godspeed to him and his family. Just another reminder we are all on borrowed time here on God’s earth and may as well live life to its fullest, and laugh and love, and collect a few neat reels along the way.

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:39 pm 
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So sorry to hear this news, prayers to Jim's family and friends.


Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:49 pm 
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I am very sorry to hear this sad news. Jim Wiegner and I spoke briefly during June 2017 when I was making some phone calls to ORCA members. He was very nice on the phone and seemed to enjoy the conversation. Regarding ORCA meetings, he only attended the Fife show in 2004. He liked living in the PNW and had many ORCA friends in the region. He went to local lure shows a few times per year but his interest was in reels. RIP Jim.


Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:51 pm 
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Very sorry to hear this news. Jim was a good guy


Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:27 am 
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Just a truly nice person. We chatted often. He even kept me posted on Mt. St. Helen activity. So sorry to hear this news.

Bob


Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:58 am 
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ORCAN'S,

Strange, but I was thinking of Wiggy just yesterday....maybe now I know why. Truly great guy, we talked often a few years back, since Jim was just an old California Bay Area hippie at heart.

Family man through & through. Gonna miss him.

Alan


Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:50 pm 
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Met Jim at the 2004 ORCA National in Fife, WA. He was a great guy to talk with and one of the nicest people I know. We'd chat once in a while and always had a real nice time. Talked about everything from reels to his career at the airlines. He left me with some great memories of a man with such a gentle soul.


Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:53 pm 
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Jim Weigner on the left with fellow ORCA members Dave Erickson and Bill Land at the Fife, WA ORCA National.



Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:40 pm 
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Thanks for sharing the picture. Brian.


Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:23 am 
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Sad to hear. Have not talked with him in a few years but used to communicate all the time. He was one of the Good Guys!


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