James Walter “Jim” Daume, 67, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 at St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis.

Jim was born Aug. 2, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Walter H. and Anna Marie Nebel Daume. He married the love of his life and best friend Diann Denton at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau on July 20, 1968.

Jim grew up in Cape Girardeau. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State College with degrees in physics and mathematics. In Nov. 1971 he received a commission in the United States Navy where he served for twenty years flying the P-3 Orion, retiring as a Commander. After his service in the Navy, Jim went to work in the Facility Management Department on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, retiring in 2009. Jim was a charter member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church. He served as an Elder, Usher, Chairman of the Building Committee and for several years on the Board of Directors. He was also called to participate on a mission trip to Kenya as well as Alabama. Jim was an avid blood donor, continuing that tradition of giving even after his death by being an organ/tissue donor.

Loving survivors include his wife of 47 years Diann, a son, Rich (Katrina) Daume of Portland, Oregan, a daughter, Marla Stover, of St. Peters, Missouri, a brother, Wayne (Becky)  Daume of Cape Girardeau and a sister, Jean Ann Brown of Hillsborough, New Jersey; four grandchildren, Lucy Daume, Dylan, Maverick and Carter Stover as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8:30 am to 12 noon at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral service will be Saturday, Nov 14, at 2:22 pm, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, with the Rev. John Dehne officiating.

Interment will follow in Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, with full military honors.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to: Lutheran Marriage Encounter; Compassion International 12290 Voyager Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80921; or St. Andrew Sunday Bus Ministry.

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  1. Al Stoverink

    My prayers and thoughts go out to Diane and all the family. Jim is one of those people who made a great difference in my life. He will be forever cherished as a man of faith and honor, a model for all to follow. May God’s grace bring him to his eternal home.

  2. Susie O'Connell


    I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  3. Pamela S Berlin

    Oh Diann: May God lift you up and give you the strength and courage to get you through this very sad time. I have been where you are and there is not a day that goes by I don’t think of Ronnie many times a day. Your love was special and precious as both of you were. I love you and my prayers have always included you however now ten fold for you and your beautiful family.
    Your friend Pam Berlin

  4. Don &Carolyn Hopper

    We are praying for you, Rich and Marla. This had to be a complete shock to you. May the Lord give you strength in knowing you will be with him a lot longer than you will be without him. Sending you our love. We are in Branson for our anniversary.
    Don and Carolyn Hopper

  5. Laurie Everett

    I am so sorry and deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved Jim. There are no words to say other than I will pray that you are comforted during this extremely difficult time.

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