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James Lawrence Martinson

September 3, 1940 September 27, 2018
James Lawrence Martinson
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Obituary for James Lawrence Martinson

James Lawrence Martinson was born on September 3, 1940 in Storden, Minnesota to the late Lawrence and Shirley Martinson. He passed away on September 27, 2018 at the age of 78.

A proud Navy veteran, James served in the Navy from September 6, 1956 until May 5, 1961, earning the rank of E 3. Once home from the Navy he went on to work as a sheet metal worker in the construction and heating and cooling industries, although his sense of duty and service was not done. He served as a reserve police officer for Wolverine Lake for many years. In his free time, James loved to spend time with family and friends, travel and collect antiques.

James was the loving husband of Virginia for nearly 25 years. Cherished father of Lori (Michael) Cyples and Kathy (Dale) Whorton and step-father of Nicole Chappell. Proud grandpa of 6 and great-grandpa of 5. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his siblings Jack and Judy. James is also survived by his former spouse and mother of his children, Sharron Longacre and many extended family members and friends.

A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Please contact the family for additional information.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to your local hospice organization.


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