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James C. Gunnary

James C. Gunnary, age 74 of Annandale, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004 at the Buffalo Hospital.

He was born Oct. 25, 1930 to Emil B. and Esther (Enbysk) Gunnary in French Lake Township, on the farmstead he lived his entire lifetime.

He attended Gunnary School for grades one through eight, and then graduated from Annandale High School iin 1948.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

James married Shirley Ann Clark June 29, 1963 in Minneapolis.

Jim was a farmer, former member of the Annandale Creamery Board, and the Annandale School Board, a founding board member of Wright County Vocational Technical School, and a lifetime member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, French Lake.

He enjoyed bowling for over 40 years.

Jim is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann of Annandale; sons Emil Burton of Annandale, Joseph Charles of Waverly, and Peter James and his wife, Natalia, of Annandale; grandson Jeremy John; brother Wallace and his wife, Barbara, of Annandale; sisters and their husbands, Phyllis Hoecker of Springfield, Va.; Helen and Alex Paterson of Silver City, N.M.; Celia and Gail Hopkins of Des Moines, Wash.; Jean and Dick Ritchie of Huntington Beach, Calif; Josie and Sid Goemer of Darwin, and Teddy and David Kothe of Mound; and sister-in-law Betty Gunnary of Annandale.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Benjamin and Thomas.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 20, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, French Lake, with the Rev. Edward Groop officiating. Music was by Margaret Groop. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, French Lake Township, Wright County.

Serving as pallbearers were Brad Paumen, Colin Alama, Roger Rimpy, Neil Korhonen, Jim Lantto, and Bill Dolzal. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Hokkanen, Harry Gunnarson, and Lyle Nelson.

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