James G. Wrinn
March 21, 1961 - March 30, 2022
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Memorial

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the following three organizations:

OPTION 1—

North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation
P.O. Box 69
Spencer, N.C. 28159
www.nctrans.org.

On your check, please write in “In Memory of Jim Wrinn” in the memo area. Online, choose “Graham Co Shay #1925” in the “Please Use My Gift” section.

OPTION 2–

UNC TEACCH Autism Program
c/o UNC Medicine
PO Box 1050
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1050
www.teacch.com

OPTION 3—

Durham Museum
801 S 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68108
www.durhammuseum.org

On your check, please write “In Memory of Jim Wrinn” in the memo area.

James G. “Jim” Wrinn, 61, passed away peacefully at his Brookfield, Wis., home after a courageous, year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Born to John and Kate Wrinn in Franklin, N.C., Jim grew up an only child and with parents who were both retired by the time he was a teen. His father was an agricultural…

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Sue Hollinger-Klahn left a message on April 7, 2022:
In memory of James G. Wrinn, Sue Hollinger-Klahn lit a candle
John E Kokas left a message on April 6, 2022:
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Jim in person, I feel his presence each and every time I walk through the Railway Museum and shops in Spencer, NC. His vision and undying love for the railroads has left a mark that will not soon be erased.
Donna Dutch left a message on April 5, 2022:
My deepest sympathy Catherine. What a wonderful obit. you wrote. I am glad you had him in your life as long as you did. What a wonderful man.
Mike and Terese Ramsey left a message on April 3, 2022:
In memory of James G. Wrinn, Mike and Terese Ramsey lit a candle
Brian Cazel left a message on April 2, 2022:
Jim’s enthusiasm and knowledge for not only railfans, but a lot of restoration folks and the industry people who knew him, all will miss him.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Gary and Elaine Olden left a message on April 2, 2022:
We were blessed to have had Jim's kind demeanor whilst Spencer and out on the road excursions behind #611.. Jim made us proud to work in the rail industry. Wonderful man he will be sorely missed indeed.
Vickie McNeill (Fuller) left a message on April 2, 2022:
Sending my deepest condolences to Kate💖
Mike Hopson left a message on April 1, 2022:
All my condolences to Kate and extended family. Godspeed on the westbound.
Howard N. Bunte left a message on April 1, 2022:
Met him waay back in late 90s... Maine, i think... he came from NC museum (home of worlds fastest Shay!) and I from Friends of Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR... His enthusiasm and insights were apparent fo me from the beginning. And then, friendship followed... So glad when he got the Trains spot... and he was PERFEct for it... So glad for him, when he met Cate...Doubly lucky guy, as were WE , being graced with his smile. Howard and Terri Shaw
Rex Pealer left a message on April 1, 2022:
Jim did so much to make the world a better place. May he find solace in the the Lord’s loving arms.
Kevin Murphy left a message on April 1, 2022:
In memory of James G. Wrinn, Kevin Murphy lit a candle
Oren B. Helbok left a message on April 1, 2022:
Jim has left us, but he left one heck of a legacy behind throughout Trainworld, and thousands and thousands of people will long remember him.
Linda & Jay Eaton left a message on April 1, 2022:
Jim, you will be missed far beyond the light of thousands of candles for your talent, diligence and a joy in the process that warmed each heart. Fly free Dear Jim!! Love Jay & Linda
Jeff Rost left a message on April 1, 2022:
My condolences to Cathy and the rest of Jims family . Jim's passing is a great loss to the railroad world. I will forever miss reading his great column in Trains magazine. R.I.P. Jim .....clear signal ahead to heaven
Ron Hash left a message on April 1, 2022:
In memory of James G. Wrinn, Ron Hash lit a candle
Sue Henson left a message on April 1, 2022:
Sending thoughts and prayers of comfort and love to Cate, Arthur, and Millie. May knowing that so many others share your grief be a blessing to you.
Bob Ward left a message on April 1, 2022:
In memory of James G. Wrinn, Bob Ward lit a candle
Bob Ward left a message on April 1, 2022:
Respects May his memory be eternal He was so very good to me over the decades we shared friendship and memories together. I am praying for you as you move through these coming days. John 11:35 Jesus Wept, I do too.
Sue Henson left a message on April 1, 2022:
In memory of James G. Wrinn, Sue Henson lit a candle
Mike and Marta Grothman left a message on April 1, 2022:
Cate and Millie, Please accept our deepest condolences at this sad time. Jim's battle against this insidious disease was a true inspiration. We love you!!!! Mike and Marta Grothman
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sue Hollinger-Klahn left a message on April 1, 2022:
How do I even find the words to explain what Jim meant to me? A beloved co-worker and friend. We started at Kalmbach on the same day, 10/27/2004. We were the only members of that freshman class left. It seems like a bad dream but I am trying to get busy living like Jim would want. I will miss him immensely.
Tricia Vance left a message on April 1, 2022:
Jim was one of the best parts of my time at the Gastonia Gazette. He always had a smile on his face and was always up for some out-of-office fun with friends. He earned his many steps up the ladder and I was so happy to see him land in a job that allowed him to combine his journalistic excellence with his lifelong love of trains. His presence in this world made it a brighter place, and his light will continue to shine. Godspeed, Jim.
David and Diane Lustig left a message on March 31, 2022:
It seems like just yesterday that I spoke to you for the first time to congratulate you on your new job at Trains. That was 17 years ago. Sigh. Diane and I will miss you forever. David
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
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