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James Alan Thalberg

James Alan Thalberg, age 60, of Adams, Minn., died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Austin Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 18, 1947, in Montevideo, to Lester and Judith (Michaelson) Thalberg.

Jim graduated from the Dassel High School and from St. Cloud State University. He received his master’s degree from St. Mary’s University.

He served in the US Army.

James was married to Nancy L. Gabrielson June 22, 1968, at Dassel.

They moved to Adams, where Jim had been the administrator of the Adams Health Care Center for the past 30 years.

Jim loved doing things with his boys, and was an avid golfer. A well-known sports enthusiast, he followed the Southland Rebels in all of their activities. He also enjoyed reading and having coffee with his friends. “It’s a Jeep thing.”

Jim was an active member of the Little Cedar Lutheran Church, where he had served as president and on the church council. He also served on the board of the Cedar River Country Club, and was active with the Minnesota Health and Housing Association, Lions, and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Gary Gabrielson.

James is survived by his wife, Nancy Louise Thalberg of Adams; sons Jon Thalberg of Adams, and Jeffrey Thalberg of Farmington; a brother, Michael (Twila) Thalberg of Spicer; twin sister Susan (Doug) Rising of Andover; sister Mary Thalberg of Willmar; brother-in-law Richard (Deb) Gabrielson of Darwin; sister-in-law JoAnne Gabrielson of Litchfield; aunts; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 18 at 11 a.m. at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with the Rev. Shari Mason officiating. Organist was Pat Hinz. Interment was in the Little Cedar Lutheran Cemetery in Adams, with Adams American Legion Post 146 providing military rites.

Visitation took place at Adams Funeral Home Tuesday, June 17 from 4 to 8 p.m., and continued Wednesday for one hour preceding the service at Little Cedar Lutheran Church.

The Adams Funeral Home handled the arrangements.