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1942 James 2023

James Joseph Doom

August 31, 1942 — June 3, 2023


A funeral mass for James Joseph Doom, 80 of Marshall, MN, will be held on Monday, June 19, 2023, at Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall, beginning at 2:00 p.m. A public visitation at Holy Redeemer Church will begin an hour prior to the funeral mass. Burial will take place following the funeral at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall.  

James Joseph Doom was born on August 31, 1942, in Marshall, MN, to Joseph and Bernice (Speybroeck) Doom. He was raised in Marshall and attended Holy Redeemer Catholic School. James graduated from Central Catholic High School in the spring of 1961. Upon graduation he continued his education at Devry Technical Institute in Chicago, IL, attaining his engineering degree. He then began his career working for Boeing Aircraft Company that took him to Great Falls, MT, Rapid City, SD, and Stanley, ND.

On October 17, 1980, Jim was married to Karen Sullivan.  The couple lived happily in Marshall for 43 years until his passing. 

He was a proud member of the Marshall Fire Department throughout the 1980's. James worked as an electrical engineer for the Schott Corporation until his retirement. Jim and his wife Karen enjoyed spending everyday together after Jim's retirement planting a garden every year and working together around their home. He was previously married to Elloise J. Morin, then divorced and to this union were born five children.

James was a passionate outdoorsman.  He loved to fish, hunt, camp, water ski and snowmobile. He and his wife Karen shared many fond memories enjoying the lake on the weekends. He was a skilled handyman and enjoyed tinkering and fixing things.

James died unexpectedly of a heart attack at home in Marshall on June 3, 2023.

He is survived by his wife Karen Doom, children Theresa (Bernice) Penning, Laurie (Michael) Munsterman, David (Tammy) Doom, Sherry (Dallas) Dean; grandchildren Cassandra (Wrin) Maxwell, Carrissa (Scott) Mahler, Ashley (Brian) Klein, Hope (Kyle) Munsterman, Kelsey (Tyler) Donner, Michaela Munsterman, Michael and his special friend Kayla Doom, Courtney (Dennis) Bruyere, Megan Wessels, Jonathan Wessels; and great-grandchildren Carson, Owyn, Jaylie, Brody, Brayleigh, Emmie, Waylon and Jude; step-daughter Tiffany Sturm, step-son Todd Trent; step-grandchildren Taylor Sturm and Tori Sturm; siblings Pat Miller, Judy (Charles) Michelson and Janice (James) Drietz, sister-in-law Eileen Doom, and many nieces and nephews.

James is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Bernice Doom, daughter Terry Marie Doom, grandson Matthew Doom, brother Ronald Doom, brother-in-law Jim Miller.

Blessed be his memory.

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