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    James's Obituary

    James L. "Jamie" Yarolem, 48, of Baldwin, Iowa, died on Sunday evening, March 2, 2014, at his mother's home in rural Baldwin, Iowa.

    Friends and family may gather for "One Last Party"® in remembrance of Jamie on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 5 to 7 P.M. in "The Bistro" at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date.

    James Lee Yarolem was born on March 22, 1965 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Robert and Connie (Currie) Yarolem. He was a 1983 graduate of Maquoketa Community High School and then served in the Army National Guard for six years.

    James was a self-employed carpenter working for several area contractors. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, target practice and drinking with his buddies. He especially enjoyed fishing for Catfish and Walleyes, and he loved cooking with chili being a family favorite.

    Those left to honor Jamie's memory include a son, Kohl James Bodenhofer of Maquoketa, IA; his mother, Connie Yarolem of Baldwin, IA; brothers, Randy (Lisa) Yarolem of Oxford Mills, IA, and Rusty (Cherie) Yarolem of Stilesville, IN; and a sister, Cheri (Ron) Chase of Oxford Junction, IA. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father, Robert on March 5, 1996.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a James L. "Jamie" Yarolem memorial fund has been established.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

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    Dennis Butt
    Mar 13, 2014

    I'm very sorry to hear this. My sincere condolences to family and friends

    Tim R.
    Mar 8, 2014

    a lot of memories, good times. Rip Jamie, 'til we meet again. Will miss seeing you around Baldwin.

    Debbie Hayes Gottschalk
    Mar 8, 2014

    Dear Connie, I am so sorry to hear about your son. You are in my prayers.

    Kathy and Pat McCloy
    Mar 7, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family at this difficult time.

    Rick Edwards
    Mar 6, 2014

    Well friend I'm at a loss for words. ? For the first time in my life, I can actually see yer ugly face and not smile...dAMiT...save a spot buddy..Connie, bros and sis, sweet memories. This Bud's for yOU Jamie, see ya later. Hope you like the tunes I picked-out, there were so many to choose from



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    Janet and Larry Stroud
    Mar 6, 2014

    Our Love and prayers are with our son-in-law and daughter Rusty and Cherie Yarolem as well as Rusty's family. May God give you Peace and Comfort in this time of loss.

    MADONNA.... (shawna)
    Mar 5, 2014

    Thank you for so many good times Jamie. I am so happy to be giving my son a name like Trever James in rememberence of two people who mean so very much to me. I will miss you but, I will NEVER forget you. I'm sure heaven is in trouble now.....lol you trever, jake, rocky..... oh my.

    Barb Trenkamp
    Mar 5, 2014

    Connie & Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Jamie's passing. Please know you are in my heart and prayers. Hugs.

    Shorti Shanahan
    Mar 4, 2014

    Connie & family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jamie's passing! You are all in my thoughts & prayers....May your memories bring you comfort.

    Amee Stafford
    Mar 4, 2014

    God Bless you Connie, Randy, Rusty and Cheri...so many memories....R.I.P. Jamie...loves and hugs from here to heaven....

    Stephanie (Simpson) Sagers
    Mar 4, 2014

    Connie, Randy, Rusty & Cheri-
    I am so sorry to hear of Jamie's passing. May you find comfort in one another at this time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kortnee Johnson
    Mar 4, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers are with Rusty Yarolem an family.

    Shawn Hulke
    Mar 4, 2014

    I can see us all sittin at tiny's bar laughin and having great fun. I'll miss you my friend.

    Kenny & Kristen Setty
    Mar 4, 2014

    Thinking of you during this difficult time. Love and Prayers go out to Rusty Yarolem & family.

    Rita & Bob Ledford
    Mar 4, 2014

    Connie and family... I was so sorry to hear about Jamie. We enjoyed him in the UMYF youth group. Every time I saw him, he spoke. He will be missed. Prayers are with you all!

    Trudy Hart
    Mar 4, 2014

    Jamie will be missed. He was always a comfort to my mother and was always there to help her with all his handy work.Jamie always watched out for my brother larry, now they can visit once again.

    Dana Mohr -Taylor
    Mar 4, 2014

    Connie, Randy, Rusty, Cheri, I am so sorry to hear of Jamie . Haven't seen since we were kids, building forts in the haymow, riding horses and bikes all over the countryside. You all have my deepest sympathy and condolences. May God bless you all and be with you .

    Skeater yarolem Sams
    Mar 3, 2014

    I am very sorry for you loss Connie and kids. Jamie was a fun loving person . I can remember all the times he and the rest of the ( Baldwin kids ) ran together. MYF the church stuff we all did together. But now he is in gods hands no more pain. I will always remember the good times we had growing up .you were a great person ....

    Steve & Cindy Daniels
    Mar 3, 2014

    So sorry to hear of Jamie's passing. He will be greatly missed. We always enjoyed having him wonder over to our back yard for an evening visit. He was always willing to lend a hand. May he rest in peace.

    Sherri (Tracy) Sengsouvanna
    Mar 3, 2014

    Thinking of your family and sending much love to comfort you at this difficult time. Sending big hugs to Connie for the heartbreak of the death of a child. There are no words, only the presence of family and friends to love and support you and your family. This is not the end. We will see them again.

    Marcy Olson (Wallroff)
    Mar 3, 2014

    I'm so deeply sorry for your families loss. Jamie was a great person.. He will be missed but the memories he left will never be forgot. Love ya Jamie

    Sara Good
    Mar 3, 2014

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of my good friend. So many memories and good times... I can't help but ask what will we do without him? He meant so much to me and my family. Connie we were truly blessed to have Jamie by our side when Larry was ill. I will miss him more than words can express and I want you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for the memories Jamie.... it was a blast. Love ya.

    Wanda & George Miller
    Mar 3, 2014

    Oh wow, so hard to believe you are gone Jamie, I have some good memories of babysitting ya'll! Kept me on my toes, but it was fun! Grew up, got married, lost touch with ya'll but never forgot ya & never will! Rest in peace Jamie, you have a lot of loved ones in heaven to welcome ya home! To you Connie, Cheri, Randy, Rusty & families, I send you lots of Love & Prayers! Know that Jamie is happy now!

    Sue Smith
    Mar 3, 2014

    To the family I am so sorry to hear of Jamie's passing. He was such a great guy and will be sadly missed by all. I'm am sadden by his death and the thought of having to bury a child is a deep pain and you feel as if part of you is dead. Please try to be strong and I am sure he is in heaven fishing with all the Yarolem boys smiling. Take care all and if you need anything don't be afraid to ask.

    Jody & Gary Bickford
    Mar 3, 2014

    Aunt Connie, Cheri, Randy and Rusty.. just remember heaven got another angel and that he is at peace. its hard to let a loved one go so young, so much more in life could of been done but no more pain thats the real blessing, He is up there with the rest of the Yarolems smiling down on us.. remember all the good times and forget the bad. love to all and if you need anything dont hesitate to ask we are all here to help you thru the tough times.

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    Evie Taylor (Redling)
    Mar 3, 2014

    Connie and family,
    I have lots of fun memories of Jamie. He always had a smile on his face and his laugh was contagious! I am so sorry for your loss, he was a good man, even though I haven't seen him for a while I know he is up there smiling down on all of you!

    Mike & Connie Yarolem
    Mar 3, 2014

    Connie and Family we are so sorry to hear about Jamie's passing ...He is no longer in pain it's hard to see someone you Love go through a horrible time in their life .Just remember he will be the brightest Star that shines at night for you Love you guys God Bless

    Jim and Rosalie
    Mar 3, 2014

    Aunt Connie, prayers to you and your family . Always keep you head high and know he is happy to be home and out of pain.."May fond memories of jamie bring you comfort, even as you face these dark days."

    Bob and Juliee Yarolem
    Mar 3, 2014

    Our deepest sympathy are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Jamie was a great guy who always had a smile on his face. Let your memories of the good times sustain you during your time of sorrow.


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