Let the memory of James be with us forever.
We will be hosting a celebration of his life April 27th from 2:00pm- 5:00pm.
At our home 4127 S Brice, Mesa 85212
  • 82 years old
  • Born on May 7, 1936 in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States.
  • Passed away on April 8, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, James Seaholm 82 years old , born on May 7, 1936 and passed away on April 8, 2019. We will remember him forever.
Posted by GARY GONGOLA on June 5, 2019
When Jim and Karen moved on too Arizona it left a void for Gary Company in Minnesota and the Dakota's but more importantly a trusted colleague's support was lost. Jim was very effective for GCI and the companies we represented and hasn't since been replaced. Most importantly I valued his integrity and his political and community perspectives. Its one of those voids lost and forever missed. GaryG
Posted by Kristin Stoltzmann on May 7, 2019
Happy Birthday Dad! Hope you are having a giant party with all your friends and family in heaven! Missing you so much today. Love you always.
Posted by Ruthie Stoltzmann on April 20, 2019
What an incredible, wonderful, loving, kind, gentle man! We were truly blessed to have shared time with Jim at grandchildren's events. We will remember that tremendous smile that Jim always had on his face. His beautiful spirit will live on through his children, grandchildren and the many people he touched throughout his life.
Mark and Ruthie Stoltzmann
Posted by JAMES KALLEVIG on April 19, 2019
As I looked through the many pictures on Jim’s memorial, I can feel the love and pride that he had for family and friends. My heart fills with his joy as I look at the pictures of Jim and Karen with their children, grandchildren, family and friends. I remember the positive outlook that he had whenever I was with him. It was easy to relax and be comfortable around Jim. Even when Karen was catching most of the fish, Jim had just as much fun netting and cleaning her lunkers. Jim you are missed, but your spirit will always be with us.
Posted by Susan Muszynski on April 16, 2019
Jim & Karen became our good friends when they moved to Arizona & bought the house across the street from us some years back. He always loved returning to the cabin for the summer & telling u.s about their summer adventures when they returned in the fall. We loved to hear Jim tell stories of their travels, & hear him brag about the grandkids and their athletic & academic achievements. He loved the ball games & track meets. I loved dropping in for a visit & always felt welcome. Before I could even sit down I would hear Jim saying, "Aunty Karen, do you have a glass of wine you can pour for Susan?" Even when he could barely talk last fall, he would still manage to put in a drink order for me upon arrival. I will forever miss our dear friend, Jim. ❤
Posted by Karen Seaholm on April 15, 2019
Oh how Jim loved to travel and spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren! From the beginning, after our move from Minnesota, we made our annual drive back to Sturgeon Lake for the summer. Once our granddaughters, Ally and Megan were old enough, they came with us.
They wanted to drive through Yellowstone, and so our trek began – through the colorful rocks of Utah, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, until we finally reached Sturgeon Lake! Jim relished the job of showing them the ropes at the cabin. He was so proud of them when they learned to bait their hooks (with a little dab of sunscreen on each minnow for good luck), take off the sunnies, and pull in the northerns. They learned how to build a fire and then sit around in the dark and tend to it while listening to the comfortable chit chat of the adults and making marshmallows to order for the perfect s’more. We traveled to the cities to visit Betty and Dick and family, brother Lornie, and old friends and neighbors from our days in St Paul. More afternoons were spent in Duluth by the big Lake Superior, and up on the Iron Range visiting with our many relatives. Jim enjoyed all of these outings so much – but then back to the cabin! The girls, and then later, Andrew got a chance to really get to know the people that so often cropped up in conversation as they grew up. When the girls decided to play summer softball, grandson Andrew was packed and ready to make the annual trip. Since Andrew is a history buff, he wanted to see forts along the way. So those summers were a mix of National Parks and historic forts. Andrew became adept, not only at fishing, but he took quite a shine to chopping wood, building a tree house and creating a rope swing right in the front yard. Like his Grandpa, he took whatever he found in the shed and made something out of it.

The summers were spent in MN, but then Jim was always anxious to get back to AZ to watch Ryan’s Fall and Winter sports. Ryan was our first grandchild. Jim was immediately smitten by him. For a short while we were blessed to have him and his parents stay with us. Jim was working from home. Every morning Ryan would play right outside the door waiting for Jim to open it and announce, I have to go to the money store. Anyone want to come with? And of course this is what Ryan was waiting for. He was ready to go. Jim spent time with him and was truly amazed at his growth. Everyday he would tell me what wonderful new thing Ryan did that day. It broke our hearts when they moved to Arizona. Ryan too spent summer time in Minnesota. He would fly back for summer hockey school. However he lived too far from an ice rink and took up other sports.

Along came Jack. At a young age he started spending Friday nights with us. At bedtime he would sit on Grandpa's lap listening to a bedtime story. Jack entertained us by making the sound an animal made. He knew them all. He had an amazing memory. When he got older he let his hair grow long. We could always spot him on the soccer field by his long white hair flowing behind him as he ran.

One day his mom told me that Sam really wanted to stay over. And so a second night was filled. Sam is our computer genius. He can get any electronic gadget working. He could put huge floor puzzles together at an amazing speed and Grandpa would time him. He also played soccer. As with Jack, his first years were played indoors, making it easy for us to attend. The boys had smiles that lit up the room.

Anna is our youngest grandchild. When her turn came to sleep over, she would entertain us by doing somersaults, jumping jacks, and now perfect cartwheels. She is also our amazing artist and is always drawing pictures for us. Grandpa so loved when she was over.

No matter what he was doing or who he was with, Jim was always in the moment. He loved and was loved so much.  His legacy will live on in all the lives he has touched in such a positive way. We miss him so much and he will never be forgotten.
Posted by Phylls Skorseth on April 14, 2019
Jim...he was such a kind, gentle and good man. He will surely be missed, but Revelation 4:21 promises that, "God Himself will be with them. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, no more mourning, or crying, or pain."
A Christian song says it so beautifully.....
"If you could see now, I finally arrived.
The healing that was delayed is now realized.
No one's in a hurry, there's no schedule to keep.
We're all enjoying Jesus, sitting at His feet.
If you could see me now, I'm walking streets of gold.
If you could see me now, I'm walking tall and whole.
If you could see me now, you'd know I've seen His face.
If you could see me now, you'd know the pain's erased.
If you could see me now....."
Love and God's blessings.
Posted by Patty Marie on April 13, 2019
What a great life, so many wonderful memories. Your legacy will live on forever in your children and grandchildren . Rest In Peace dear Jim. You will be missed and remembered.
Posted by Kristin Stoltzmann on April 12, 2019
I will forever miss you. My Dad had such a big heart. I will forever be grateful for all that he taught me, from making time to really listen to children, loving people where they are, fishing, motorcycles and enjoy your time. He loved to travel and did so whenever he could. He never missed any of my children's sporting events unless he was already at a different one.  He knew how to make everyone feel welcome. He loved to cook and mix drinks for everyone. 

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