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1951 James 2021

James Smith

October 12, 1951 — October 25, 2021

James Edward Tindle Smith was born October 12, 1951 and died October 25, 2021.

Jim was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Eunice and Milo Smith. He was the loving brother of Thomas, David, and Karen. He had many loving nieces and nephews; Laura, Lynn, Peter, Megan, Andrew and Matthew. We enjoyed many happy family times with Uncle Jim.

Jim was a member of the Air Force from 1971-1975. He then worked at various airlines but spent most of his career with United Airlines as an airplane mechanic. Jim enjoyed a long career working for United Airlines beginning in 1987 through 2006.

Jim was also an incredible artist and musician. He loved painting and drawing and creating music. He was extremely talented and will be missed by all who love him.

Memorial Service 12 PM with visitation beginning at 10 AM, Monday, April 18, 2022 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN, 55016. Interment with military honors to follow at Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights, MN.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society or Slavic Gospel Association , 6151 Commonwealth Drive, Loves Park, IL, 61111.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in Jim’s service via livestream, you can watch the service at 12 PM, Monday, April 18, 2022.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, April 18, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Monday, April 18, 2022

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7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Kok Funeral Home & Cremation Service- SPP

1201 Portland Ave, St. Paul Park, MN 55071

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