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James F. Lobitz, Sr., 67

James F. “Jim” Lobitz, Sr., age 67, of Watertown, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at his home.

Jim is survived by his loving family: children James (Patricia) Lobitz Jr., June Lobitz, Julie Lobitz, and Jason Lobitz; grandchildren Brady Lobitz, Brandon Lobitz, Jacob Weyer, Jordan Lobitz, and Trevor Lobitz; brothers and sisters-in-law Harlan Lobitz, Larry and Joan Lobitz, Steven and Cindy Lobitz, and John and Mary Lobitz; sisters and brothers-in-law Marlene and Dale Krotzer, Karen and Robert Olson, Lois and Wesley Schmidt, Carol and Joe Baumgardner, Shirley and Garlen Mikolichek, and Debra and Gary Fairfield; sister-in-law Sandra Lobitz; special friend Bonnie Ide; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lorena Lobitz; brothers Daniel Lobitz and Thomas Lobitz; and sister-in-law Angela Lobitz.

A time of gathering with family and friends took place Sunday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Watertown Community Center in Watertown. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia. Online condolences to the family are available at wwwjohnsonfh.com.