Mass of Christian Burial for James âJimâ John, 84, of Marshall, will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday from 12:30 p.m. â 1:30 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
James Sebastian John was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1935, in St. Kilian, MN, to William and Olivia (Einck) John. Jim grew up on a farm near St. Kilian. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. On February 14, 1957, he was united in marriage to Anna Voss at St. Gabrielâs Catholic Church in Fulda. To this union were born daughters Catherine, Carol and Cynthia. Jim attended the Elgin Watch College in Elgin, IL, to study watchmaking and gemology. Jim worked as a watchmaker/jeweler for Lorenz Jewelry, Herreidâs Jewelry in Luverne and Skewes Jewelry in Marshall. He enjoyed woodworking and loved to add his special touch to all of his creations. He also enjoyed remodeling his home and lake cabin, bowling, playing golf, camping and spending time at the lake. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree, and participated with their honor guard for funerals and other special events. Jim will be remembered for his infectious laugh and fun-loving nature. He was humble, yet thoughtful and generous. His girls were the joy of his life.
Jim died on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at his residence in Marshall. He is survived by his wife, Ann, of Marshall, daughter Carol (and Dean) Rice of Andover, daughter Cynthia (and Steve) Larson of Vesta, grandchildren Britta (and Clay) Sharkey of Mankato, David, Olivia, Jordan Rice of Andover, great-grandchildren Elena and Cade, siblings Alvin (and Verneice) John of Lismore, Bill (and Peg) John of Chanhassen, Mary Jane (and Rich) Entwisle of Brandon, SD, sister-in-law Elaine John of Adrian, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Catherine on October 27, 1980, brothers Linus (and Ronnie), Lawrence (and Maxine), and Edward.
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In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Knights of Columbus Seminary Fund, MCCL, or the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Foundation.