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home : obituaries : obituaries May 25, 2017

11/26/2012 4:42:00 PM
James L. Fosse
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James Lowell Fosse, 73, of Buffalo went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Annandale Care Center, Annandale. Funeral services were held Tues. Nov 20, at Annandale Evangelical Free Church. He was buried in McIntosh.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Mary; daughter Jennifer (Leo) Pappenfus of Annandale; son Kevin (Cristina) Fosse of Coon Rapids; grandson Wyatt Pappenfus of Annandale; sister Colleen (Gerald) Borud of McIntosh; niece Terri (Terry Knutson) of Bagley; and their children Daniel (Toko) Knutson, and daughter Leah, of Maryland, Amanda Knutson of Grand Forks, N.D., and Luke Knutson of Detroit Lakes.

Jim was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents Ordean and Nora Fosse; uncles Gordon Fosse, Joe and Norman Tangen, Oscar Swanson; aunts Laverne Tangen and Anna Swanson; cousins Jerome Swanson and Sandra McClelland; and brother-in-law Bill Hangsleben.

Jim was born Feb. 5, 1939, in McIntosh, to Ordean and Nora (Tangen) Fosse. He graduated from McIntosh High School in 1958 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1959. He proudly served his country from 1959 to 1963, stationed the majority of the time at the U.S. Naval Air facility in China Lake, Calif. After returning home he worked on his brother-in-law's potato farm where he met his wife, Mary Kerssen. They were married June 3, 1967, at the Bethel Assembly Pentecostal Church, Fosston. Their union was blessed with two children. Jim and Mary moved to Champlin, in 1967 where he worked at Hiawatha Metal craft as a shipping clerk and then was employed at Mammoth Industrials in Plymouth and later Chaska, for 35 years as an electrical assembler until he retired in 2004. Jim and Mary lived to Champlin, Brooklyn Center, Monticello and Buffalo 18 years. Until he entered the Annandale Care Center in Febuary when his advancing Alzheimer's disease made it impossible to care for him at home. Jim enjoyed the outdoors, having been raised on a farm and liked to go camping, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed reading, especially the Civil War time. And had an avid gun collection. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his grandson, Wyatt. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his soft spoken and quiet personality and his dry sense of humor.





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