View Full Version : Swagerman is gone...
11-04-2008, 02:19 PM
I got a phone call yesterday, letting me know that I had lost one of my Aunts. I didn't even know she was sick enough to be concerned. They didn't know for sure what time the funeral is going to be Friday, but said they would let me know, and would be putting the obituary in the paper today.
I was looking for the obit today, but they haven't gotten it in yet.
In a completely unrelated tangent, I happened to notice a post from Swagerman while doing a search for something else this morning. I thought "I haven't seen anything from Jim in a while, I wonder what he's up to?" I checked his profile and found that he hadn't been on the site since 9-19...
I wrote him a quick "hope everything is okay" e-mail and went back to what I was doing.
When I did the search for my Aunt's obit later, there was an ad box to search for obit's nationwide, and in a very morbid moment, I searched for one for Jim - and found it.
James E. Evitts of Manitowish Waters, WI, died on September 25, 2008.
He was 72 years young.
I called his home phone, but got no answer. When I talk to his family, I will convey the condolences of those here who knew him.
Rest in Peace, Jim...
11-04-2008, 02:24 PM
You will be missed, grab a spot at the bench.
Evitts, James E.
James E. Evitts, 72, Manitowish Waters, Wis., died on Sept. 25, 2008. He was born Feb. 7, 1936, in Sasakwa, Okla., to the late Luna and Helen (Huey) Evitts.
After graduating from high school, James served in the U.S. Navy in San Diego, Calif., from 1955 to 1959. On Jan. 5, 1963, he married Frances Fortune at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Richmond Calif. He worked for Chevron Refinery in Richmond, Calif., before transferring to North Salt Lake City, Utah. He then retired in Manitowish Waters, Wis., in 1991. He loved to express his love for the outdoors by oil painting beautiful landscapes. He also loved to practice shooting at the local gun range in Arbor Vitae.
Survivors include his wife, Frances; sons, Mark and daughter-in-law, Lisa, Fair Fax, Va.; Bryan, Manitowish Waters; Jimmy, Manitowish Waters; daughter Carrie, Green Bay. He is also survived by his sister Virginia Demers, Connecticut and Brother Jerry Evitts, California.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two Brothers, Robert, age 3, and Bill, age 17.
A special thank you to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice.
Brainerd Funeral Home, Wausau, WI is assisting the family.
Jim had a significant impact here and will be missed.
Anyone with current buys including Jim please contact me.
11-04-2008, 02:54 PM
You will be missed and remembered.
11-04-2008, 03:17 PM
Jim will be missed. He was a good member here, with good input.
11-04-2008, 03:24 PM
I will miss him. His posts about the inn where the FBI shootouts happened in the 1930s were very interesting to me.
Another one has passed into the next life. I will miss him and his post.
Farewell my brother,
11-04-2008, 03:48 PM
We are diminished.
11-04-2008, 04:04 PM
God bless ya Jim, Brother.
I sure did like lookin at his posts of his swaging stuff. He was at the top of the heap there.
11-04-2008, 04:16 PM
So long Jim, you will be missed.
11-04-2008, 04:19 PM
Aw, jeeze. We had some real brawls. I'll miss him. Farewell friend. See ya someday. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
11-04-2008, 05:45 PM
Bet he is already out at the Lord's range. Wonder if they use gold for wheel weights up there?
11-04-2008, 06:51 PM
Anyone we lose diminishes the rest; but he left us a legacy of 1500+ good posts (his "yellowjacket trap" is priceless!); call him up on "Members / S / 19 / posts" and see for yourselves. Godspeed, ol' Swagerman!
11-04-2008, 07:01 PM
What a shock! I was thinking of Jim while checking the forum the other night. I too wondered why he hadn't been on the board lately.
He and I did quite a bit of e-mailing and PM's. I did several lathe projects for him over the last couple of years. I just recently shot up some cast boolits he sent me to try, since we both own Taurus 441 .44 specials.
He will be sorely missed!
11-04-2008, 07:53 PM
11-04-2008, 08:09 PM
Adios Swagerman, Blessings to your family.
11-05-2008, 02:59 PM
I too was blessed by his willingness to share and enjoyed his posts. hes sent me several items free of charge to see them put into use. He will be missed. And I too wandered why I had nto seen him post, thanks for relaying the news.
11-05-2008, 03:58 PM
Damn. That breaks my heart. He was a good guy.
11-05-2008, 05:46 PM
My condolenses to Jim's family. He will be missed.
11-05-2008, 06:41 PM
Enjoyed his posts, I will miss him too.
11-05-2008, 06:52 PM
:( Will be missed.....save some spots at the bench for us buddy...
11-05-2008, 07:40 PM
:( Good Guy..........Good posts.......Surely Missed.........God bless
11-06-2008, 10:50 AM
I was afraid of this when I hadn't seen any posts by Jim in awhile. Was just afraid to ask.
God Speed my friend.
11-06-2008, 01:04 PM
That is too bad... I was used to seeing his input a lot too. He will be missed.
11-06-2008, 03:47 PM
He may well be in a better place. But, I liked him here. Sometimes it seems that the best of us are leaving the rest of us to muddle through the best we can.
11-07-2008, 01:27 PM
Sure hate it when the good ones leave too damn early.........
11-07-2008, 10:12 PM
...............Dang, that's bad news. Hits kinda close.
11-07-2008, 10:27 PM
Had a brass swap with this fine gentleman. Exchanged a couple of emails, he asked about his old home town, quite pleasent exchange, saddened to hear of his passing. Bill
Farewell pal, you will be missed.
11-09-2008, 02:44 PM
Swagerman is travelling a trail all of us must follow one day; while we who will travel later are saddened by his leaving, we will all meet up again.
My thoughts and prayers to his family, both immediate and close.
Red River Rick
11-10-2008, 02:22 PM
Swagerman's posts were well informed, a lot of good information, too bad he's gone. The day will come when all of us can meet again in that "Great Range In The Sky".
James C. Snodgrass
11-10-2008, 02:41 PM
God bless him and his family .:(
02-12-2009, 07:57 PM
I know this is an old thread, but I just found out. I am torn. I feel like I have lost a friend. Thank God for this forum. More people can get to know him through his posts. As long as there is a Cast Boolits in some way he lives here.
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