James John

James Sebastian "Jim" John

Thursday, November 28th, 1935 - Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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Mass of Christian Burial for James “Jim” John, 84, of Marshall, will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
James Sebastian John was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1935, in St. Kilian, MN, to William and Olivia (Einck) John. Jim grew up on a farm near St. Kilian. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. On February 14, 1957, he was united in marriage to Anna Voss at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Fulda. To this union were born daughters Catherine, Carol and Cynthia. Jim attended the Elgin Watch College in Elgin, IL, to study watchmaking and gemology. Jim worked as a watchmaker/jeweler for Lorenz Jewelry, Herreid’s Jewelry in Luverne and Skewes Jewelry in Marshall. He enjoyed woodworking and loved to add his special touch to all of his creations. He also enjoyed remodeling his home and lake cabin, bowling, playing golf, camping and spending time at the lake. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree, and participated with their honor guard for funerals and other special events. Jim will be remembered for his infectious laugh and fun-loving nature. He was humble, yet thoughtful and generous. His girls were the joy of his life.
Jim died on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at his residence in Marshall. He is survived by his wife, Ann, of Marshall, daughter Carol (and Dean) Rice of Andover, daughter Cynthia (and Steve) Larson of Vesta, grandchildren Britta (and Clay) Sharkey of Mankato, David, Olivia, Jordan Rice of Andover, great-grandchildren Elena and Cade, siblings Alvin (and Verneice) John of Lismore, Bill (and Peg) John of Chanhassen, Mary Jane (and Rich) Entwisle of Brandon, SD, sister-in-law Elaine John of Adrian, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Catherine on October 27, 1980, brothers Linus (and Ronnie), Lawrence (and Maxine), and Edward.
Thank you for your kindness and condolences. No thank you notes will be mailed out.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Knights of Columbus Seminary Fund, MCCL, or the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Foundation.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 8th, 2020 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Monday, June 8th, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    503 W. Lyon St.
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  • Service

    Monday, June 8th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Monday, June 8th, 2020 1:30pm
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    503 W. Lyon St.
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  • Interment

    Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    Hwy59 and Hwy 23
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Jeff Piehl

Posted at 10:17pm
I know this is late, but please accept my sincere condolences concerning the loss of your father, Cindy He was a good and kind man. May God richly bless you with many great memories Jeff and Shari (Smith) Piehl

Beth Gorden

Posted at 02:43am
Ann and family,
We gave wonderful memories of Jim, both as a neighbor and at Skewes. May you be comforted by God and may sweet memories give you peace. Thinking of you at this time. You have our deepest sympathy. Arlen and Beth (Hamner) Gorden.

Carol Turner

Posted at 02:18pm
May God surround you with support and may Jim enter into eternal peace with his Savior. Wish I could participate in the funeral Mass, but I am with you in spirit.
Carol Turner

Nancy Versaevel

Posted at 09:34am
Nancy Versaevel
My sympathy Ann to you and your family. You have such great memories. May God bless you all through these trying times.

Michelle Meulebroeck

Posted at 08:48am
Our sincere sympathy and heartfelt sorrow in the loss of Jim, cherish your memories to comfort you! Rest in paradise Jim✝️

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