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James L. Fitchie, 60

James Lee Fitchie, age 60, of Montrose, went home to be with the Lord following a courageous battle with cancer Saturday Feb. 5, 2011, at the Cokato Manor of Cokato.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Adeline Fitchie/Wassather; and his wife of 25 years, Kathryn (Seek) Fitchie.

Jim is survived by his siblings, Bill Fitchie, Carl Fitchie, Guy Wassather, Terry Wassather, Sue Djazedan, Tom Wassather and Tammy Wassather; stepsons Pete (Brandy) Poukka, and Paul Poukka; grandchildren Emily, Breanna, Dakota, Jacob, Kallie, Kaitlyn, and Alisen; many cherished friends; and his canine companion, Toby.

A memorial service took place Friday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. at Elim Mission Church in Cokato, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church, and private interment.

Funeral arrangements were with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.