James J. Lempe

James J. Lempe

Dec. 5, 1935 – March 17, 2020

James passed on March 17, 2020, at home with loving wife and faithful St. Bernards by his side.

He moved to Homer, Alaska in 1997.

Jim requested cremation and that his ashes be buried in the family plot at Monticello Riverside Cemetery in Monticello, Minnesota.

He leaves behind wife, Linda; sons, Scott and Tim; daughter, Diana; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael.

He is missed.

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