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St. Edward Catholic Church
Tuesday March 22nd, 2022
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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St. Edward Catholic Church
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James "Jim" Hubert Verschelde

Mass of Christian Burial for James “Jim” Verschelde, 78, of Redwood Falls, formerly of Minneota, will be Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church, and interment will follow at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery. To watch the recording of Jim's service, click the following link: https://youtu.be/-32wFUnSbTo

James “Jim” Hubert Verschelde was born on April 29, 1943, to Herman and Caroline (Van Uden) Verschelde on the family farm in Minneota. He grew up on the family farm before moving to Faribault after his father’s death in 1957. He later moved into the Robert Milton Home in Redwood Falls, and he has lived in Redwood Falls for all of his adult life. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, and he especially loved opening gifts on his birthday and holidays. He was a huge fan of the Minnesota Twins, and he enjoyed going to their games. A highlight for him was getting to watch the Twins from a suite last year. Jim kept busy making crafts through REM, and he especially enjoyed painting. Jim also enjoyed camping, fishing, and going to fairs with the REM staff and roommates. He was very funny and always honest, and he always had a hankie.

Jim died on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the Carris Health Redwood Hospital in Redwood Falls. He is survived by his sisters Eileen Differding, Rita (Bob) Mack, Carol Roles, Bernie Verschelde, and JoAnn Scheerhoorn; brother-in-law Louis Spinner; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Margaret Spinner, Kitty Hoffmann, Mary Hanson, and David Verschelde, and brothers-in-law Alvin Differding, Larry Hoffmann, Ed Roles, Jim Hanson, and Wayne Scheerhoorn.

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I was one of Jim staff for many years first met him at 811 spring street He was a wonderful person Sympathy to all his family

Joanne Olson Mar 27 2022 6:53 PM

I was Jim's housemother in the big home.Interesting reading your names and see Wayne Scheerhoorn as related to the Scheerhoorn's if they were from Sanborn, Iowa.

Linda Rasmussen (Blom) Mar 21 2022 8:50 AM


One of the things I looked forward to around the Holidays in Marshall & Minneota was that Jim would be there. He had such a joy surrounding him at all times. He had a great sense of humor and that mischievous, ear-to-ear grin when he landed a good joke on one of his sisters, nieces or nephews. He confirmed I married right when Arla and I would walk into Carries and the look on his face and the excitement in the greeting he ALWAYS gave her was pure happiness and delight; it was obvious that they had a special bond and their affection was mutual, and I think that was true of all of the relatives.

Jim was a kind, gentle and very special man and I'm glad he was a part of my life.

Mark Thomas Mar 18 2022 3:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Jim" Verschelde

Sarah Dobbelaere Mar 18 2022 12:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Jim" Verschelde

Callie davis Mar 18 2022 10:59 AM