James Schweitzer, 88

James A. Schweitzer, age 88, of Maple Grove, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Inurnment will be in Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Loretto.

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

James was born Sept. 23, 1928, in South Dakota, to Anthony and Barbara (Sahli) Schweitzer.

He loved to hunt, fish, watch any sport, and spend time with his family.

James is survived by his children, Cheryl Gross, Cindy (Dave) Chandler, Tim (Betty) Schweitzer, Sue (Hank) Regard, and Tony (Chris) Schweitzer; 12 grandchildren: Melissa (Mike), Kyle, Kelly (Bill), Ryan (Kalie), Sara (Travis), Brian (Jenn), Amanda (James), Kevin, Joe, Jennifer, Nick and Nathan; six great-grandchildren: Ben, Grace, Eli, Fiona, Mira, and Adrian; and siblings Marjorie (Donald) Undesser, and Elaine Dickey.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lorraine; son Steve; and his parents.

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