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Fred Alva James, age 83 of Saint Paul Park, Minnesota, passed away at St. Therese of Woodbury on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
Fred will always be remembered as an avid sports fan (especially Minnesota sports teams), a lover of western movies (The Good the Bad and the Ugly was his favorite), and as a family man. Fred didn’t say much, but when he did it was worth listening to. His smirks will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Brad (Rita), Brenda (Roger) Mireau, and Brian (Tammy); grandchildren Alison, Tyler, and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Hunter, Harper, and Lucy; brothers, Virgil, Roger, and Gary; and sister, Linda.
Fred is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Poston James; both of his parents, Merlin and Florence; and brothers, Otho and Ivan.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 5 pm at Kok Funeral Home (7676 80th Street South, Cottage Grove, MN, 55016) with a visitation beginning at 4 pm. Burial will be on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Cottage Grove Cemetery at 10am.