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JAMES CLAUDE

Services: The Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault
  Friday, August 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Visitation: The Boldt Funeral Home
  Thursday, August 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m.

James L. Claude, age 69, of Morristown, died on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Elden Eklund officiating. Veteran’s military rites provided by the American Legion, Post #149 Morristown will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial in Morristown.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Thursday, August 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m. and also for one hour prior to the service on Friday.

James Lenford Claude, the son of Cletus and Irene (Birk) Claude, was born March 6, 1943 in Austin. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during Vietnam. He married Cynthia Johnston on November 27, 1965 and she preceded him in death on May 17, 2001. Later, he married Melissa Hart on July 17, 2004 in Morristown. Jim was previously employed by Cannon Valley Telephone Co., Bergeron Construction of Owatonna and Heselton Construction of Faribault. He loved the outdoors and was honored to be a veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa; three daughters, Jamie (and Jon) Kahnke, Jody Claude, and Jenni (and Jami) Blake, all of Waseca; two step children, Kelly Wenker of Morristown and Tyler Wenker of Browns Valley; ten grandchildren, Sierra, Samantha, Michael, Dalton, Kortnee, Austin, Izabella, Chantel, Corbyn, Ava; one sister, Patricia (and Ron) Hanevik of Fairmont; his faithful dog, Koda; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Cynthia; and one brother in infancy.


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Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name: Albert Herman
Email: al01@q.com
Date: Tuesday November 12, 2013

Memories

Dear family My name is Albert Herman, I served with Jim for 4 years in the USMC, were at 7th Communication Battalion in California, and 5th Communication Battalion in Vietnam, we had great times together and we both returned back to the USA on the same flight. I will always remember Jim God Bless You All

Name: Grace Underdahl Iverson
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Date: Friday August 17, 2012

Memories

I wish to express our sincere sympathy to Jim's family on behalf of his friends and classmates of Frost High School, Class of 1961....wish he could have joined us at some of our reunions over the years. We always thought of him as part of our class.

Name: Aimee, RN, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
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Date: Friday August 03, 2012

Memories

It was an honor to take care of Jim in his last few days. You have a wonderful family, and I am grateful that I was able to be a part of your lives during this time. I am sorry for your loss and will be remembering you all in my prayers.

Name: Aimee, RN, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
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Date: Friday August 03, 2012

Memories

It was an honor to take care of Jim in his last few days. You have a wonderful family, and I am grateful that I was able to be a part of your lives during this time. I am sorry for your loss and will be remembering you all in my prayers.

Name: Aimee, RN, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
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Date: Friday August 03, 2012

Memories

It was an honor to take care of Jim in his last few days. You have a wonderful family, and I am grateful that I was able to be a part of your lives during this time. I am sorry for your loss and will be remembering you all in my prayers.

Name: Longtime Family Friend from Morristown
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Date: Thursday August 02, 2012

Memories

I have so many memories, both good & bad that we all shared…. more than any book can hold. Some so precious they are told over & over again…never ever getting old, never ceasing to make us laugh. I know Jim lived a lifetime......full of many adventures---yeah both good & bad. Some even wild... He was gone so fast….. out of the blue without warning God took you home. Perhaps He needed you more… to be another angel by His side, or to help catch the big fish. Somehow I know you will still be around comforting all of us, family, friends & neighbors. To watch over us every day in your own special way….to make sure That even as we cry trying to say goodbye… we'll still feel you by our side and we always will….. Till we meet again. Melissa & Family---I have no courage to say this to you for comfort....so hear is my HUG of LOVE in words for all of you.

Name: melissa
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Date: Thursday August 02, 2012

Memories

jim what am i ever going to do without you. i will miss playing yatzee even tho i beat you,we had the best 8yrs together i gained 3 beautiful daughters an two wonderful son-in-laws an plus the grandkids i just take comfort that you are breathing, an in no pain,but now i have the pain of not having you with me.you took such good care of me an gave me more then a wife could ever ask for. i will always love you, an miss you.please tell my dad moca da vee an dont fight who caught the biggest fish

Name: mervin&joyce hanson
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Date: Wednesday August 01, 2012

Memories

missy c an't tell u how sorry we are that jim is gone. we will miss him giving us some words of wisdom. he was a good friend. we will miss him. he is gone but memeories are forever...... condolences also to his family....

Name: Phyllis Story
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Date: Wednesday August 01, 2012

Memories

Dear Milissa and family My deepest sympathy to you. Even though we have not been in touch recently, and I didn't know Jim, I have very good memories of working with you at JCP. My thoughts and prayers are with you. d

Name: judy jewison
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Date: Wednesday August 01, 2012

Memories

I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am thatyou lost your best friend and partner.God will help you get through this.Love you Your sister Judy

Name: Pat & Donnie Johnson
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Date: Wednesday August 01, 2012

Memories

Melissa and family: So very, very sorry about your loss. Will miss seeing him on your deck. Our prayers and sincere sympathies are with all of you. Remember, we are here if you need anything.

Name: Theresa & Michael Hazard
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Date: Tuesday July 31, 2012

Memories

To Missy & all the family, you have our deepest sympathy & prayers. Jim was a kind, caring man quick to smile to bring happiness to all he will be dearly missed. We have wonderful memories of times spent with all of you. Can remember all the phone calls back & forth. Especially the ones that you needed to check out the truck--there's something on it again. The times we would sit & visit for hours...time just got away from us. If you need anything at all please, let us know. Love Always, Theresa & Michael