Wednesday, June 16, 2010

RIP. I'll think of you the next time I go to the Soulard Market, Uncle Jim. That's still one of my favorite St. Louis memories.

Jim Giedinghagen, age 58 of St. Charles, MO died on or about June 8, 2010. Jim was the son of Lewis A. and Anna I. Giedinghagen and was born on June 5, 1952. He will be missed by his mother; his brothers David and Dale; his sisters Marsha Bearden and Diane Stevens; his sisters-in-law June and Vicki; his brothers-in-law Rick Bearden and Bob Stevens; his nieces and nephews Beth & Willie Bray (& Will), Adam Bearden, Grant & Jennifer Bearden (& Riley), Joshua Bearden, Stephanie and Anne Giedinghagen, Melissa & Eric Trautman, Andrew and Rachel Giedinghagen; and close friends. Beloved, troubled son, brother and trusted friend. The memories of your kindness, empathy and gentle, caring spirit will always live in the hearts of those who love you, and will through the grace of a forgiving God, temper our profound grief. All the bright days, your abiding love and wonder in nature, your sharp wit and the laughter we shared will give us solace. Mercy, charity, forbearance and tolerance marked your path through this world. May they guide ours as well, as we acknowledge the darkness, yet watch for the breaking dawn. A memorial service for Jim will be held on Saturday, June 19th at 2:30 PM at the First Evangelical Free Church of Franklin County, located at 480 Hwy AT, Villa Ridge, MO 63089. In lieu of flowers, friends may honor Jim’s memory with contributions to Heifer International or the St. Charles Humane Society in care of Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services, 2115 Parkway Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376.

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