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James F. Munsen, 76

James F. Munsen, age 76, of Hastings, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 19, at his home.

James was born July 30, 1937, in Red Wing, Minn., to Milo and Gratia (Dunn) Munsen. He was a 1955 graduate of Prescott, Wisconsin High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. Jim married Patricia Johnson on May 7, 1960, at Guardian Angels Church in Hastings. He had worked 41 years at 3M in Cottage Grove, prior to retirement, and later worked part-time at Gopher Hills Golf Course. Jim loved to travel and thoroughly enjoyed his morning and afternoon coffee groups. His grandchildren and children were his joy. He loved all sports, especially golf, the Twins and Vikings.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jack.

James is survived by his wife, Patricia; four children, Jim (Liz) Munsen, Jill (Mike) Wagner, Jeff (Kim) Munsen and John (Isabel) Munsen; ten grandchildren, Luke, Abby and Katie Wagner, Meghan (Brian) Kaphing, Andy, Casey, Kelly, Derrick, Claudia and Isabella Munsen; great-grandchild Lauren Kaphing; sisters, Julie Seeley and Jane Mandelkow; sister-in-law, Doris Munsen; also other relatives and many friends.

The funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. James Perkl, will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 Fifteenth St. West, Hastings. Visitation will be held 3-6 p.m. Sunday, at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 East Seventh St., Hastings, and one hour prior to the service at church. Interment, with Military Honors provided by the Hastings VFW Lyle Russell Post #1210 will be in the parish cemetery. Jims grandchildren will serve as his pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made with Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419. (LOGO)