• Wulff Godbout Funeral Home
    St Paul, MN
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
James L. Barkdull 1953 - 2011
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sorry about the lost of your brother.
May the memories you shared help you through your grief.
Dianne Heatherston Hedervare
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe in one of two things; there will be earth upon which to stand, Or you will be given wings.
We hope things are getting a little easier. Let us know if you need anything. Berner Family
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Ron and I are very sorry for your lose. Jim was a great guy and will be missed. We will be thinking and praying for all who lost this great friend and family member. God bless you all.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Jessie, Angie, Justin: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I sincerely appreciate that Alex has been included in the Barkdull 4th every year for the last ten+ years. Jim will be missed. Love, The Berner's
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Barkdull family and close friends,

Love reveals
The hurt within
When loss has come
And life seems dim
God understands
And feels it too
His arms are there
For holding you
God will never
Ignore your pain
But longs for you
To hope again.

Jim was truly a great man. Nicole and I feel blessed to have known him and we will cherish the memories we have of our time spent together.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again may the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.

- Irish Blessing

I will never forget you Jimmy Lee! I hope you're with Grandpa drinking a Milwaukee's Best right now. I love you!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
To Jim's wonderful family, his mother and sisters and husbands, his children and spouses, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. There are so many of Jim's loved ones, his family and his many, many friends. My prayers to you all. I know that Jim was a precious gift in all our lives. Jim will be greatly missed, but always remembered.
Love Terri
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Jim was such a giving person who truly enjoyed life. We will always remember him and the wonderful life he shared with our sister, Tina.
The Ericson family
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Jim was a very special long time friend to us, we have many wonderful memories.
"When God needs another angel, he calls one of his children home"
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
My dear, dear friend Laurie & family,

I am so very sorry to hear about Jim, I know he will be greatly missed by all. May you find peace and comfort in a the life time of memories of a life shared and that it will bring love to your heart, a smile to your face and peace to your soul. I know all to well of the pain you feel and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult. For me I find peace and comfort in the following poem,

Who am I to speak of death, when I have yet to see?
The beauty of the "light" or the angels that set you free.

Who am I to mend a heart, or stop a falling tear?
Offer someone "comfort", when my eyes are full of fear.

His body will be healthy, his laughter like a child-
Reprieved from "our world"-and free to run wild.

It's not for him I worry, for he is safe above
Its bleeding hearts left behind, dying from their love.

Children feeling robbed, friends without a clue
Relatives feeling helpless, children crying too.

Quietly we are begging, for one more simple "hi"
One more precious second, another chance to say "good-bye".

But who are we to wish him back and make him feel the pain,
Forcing him to fight again, just so we can gain.

Life is but the journey and perhaps death is its reward-
Could heaven be a present for those that have a Lord?

I cannot speak for others but in my heart I know it's true
Even though I shed the tears, I know what I should do.

Focus on something "happy" a memory from the past,
For it was his smile, its enchantment will forever last.

It's the only way you knew him and the only way he'll be.
Memories of happiness, a celebration to set him free.

I only know that Jim still lives and his spirit remains true.
He walks beside you daily and whispers what to do.

He left you not in death for he left not at all,
He's now a guardian angel- to help us when we fall

Love ya Laurie and talk to you soon,

Jodie, MeganElise & Nick Ritter
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Working with Jim for years,you become like family.This is such a sad time-he should have had so many more years left.My prayers are with Tina and the family for strength to get through this difficult time.Jim was one of the good guys.He will be missed.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I love you so much Daddy. I am glad I got to say goodbye and sweet dreams to you as you said to me for so many nights of my life. Us kids and grandkids will make you so proud and will be there for each other always with you looking over us. My heart hurts so badly I just want to call you and have you make everything better like you always did but I am glad you are not in pain anymore. Thank you for everything you are amazing.
Love your baby girl
Angela Jean
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Jim was a great neighbor and he is missed. It was great to chat in the alley and compare schedules and kids. He had a great support system and said so many times. Nascar will miss him too! Our prayers are with you all.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Tina and Family:
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was way too young. Please take care of yourself as you are blessed to have a bunch of awesome friends. Miss you and will for sure see you in August.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We are so VERY sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Please know we have been thinking and praying for your family to have strength during this very difficult time! Jim was a great guy and I loved to make him laugh - He was truly blessed to have such a close family with such loving sisters and a loving wife and children! Love to the entire Barkdull family!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
So sorry for your loss, Jim will be missed greatly. Love Linda Miklos
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Monday, July 18, 2011
You are all part of such a special family. I am so sorry for your huge loss! Love, Grace Wilson
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