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James R. Edmonson, 62

James Richard Edmonson, age 62, of Annandale and Dassel, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

James was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Minneapolis, to Donald and Rosella (Ratzlaff) Edmonson.

He graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1965, and went on to Hutchinson Vocational-Technical College for welding.

James worked for Fairbault Foods in Cokato, and R.M. Johnson Company in Annandale; he also worked as a farmer.

He was a member of Rockford Bible Church.

James enjoyed gardening, tending to his apple trees and dairy cows, doing welding projects, and inventing things – from solar panels to motorized bicycles.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Marilyn (Harold) Knynsberg of Edmonton, Alberta, Andrea of Medina, Ronald (Donna) of Maple Lake, Donald of Annandale, Stephen (Janice) of Buffalo, Michael (Anna) Mulhall of Oklahoma, Timothy (Mary), and Elisabeth, all of Annandale; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister-in-law, Janet.

Funeral services took place Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake with Craig Fordahl officiating. Music was provided by Keith Yates. Interment was in Sylvan Cemetery.

James’ nephews were pallbearers.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care, Maple Lake. Obituary and guestbook online at dingmannfuneral.com