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James Serres

James Richard Serres, age 46, of Chandler, Ariz., passed away unexpectedly at his home on Dec. 7, 2009.

James was born July 7, 1963, in Hastings to Fredrick and Ilse (Schuster) Serres. He was a 1981 graduate of Hastings High School. James moved to Arizona in his early 20s and made his home there. He was self employed, and an avid sports fan.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ilse Serres.

James is survived by his son, Justin Serres, daughter, Nicole Serres, and grandson, Jordan Serres, all of Arizona; father, Fredrick Serres, sister, Connie (Jarvis) Jackson, and brother, John (Rhonda) Serres, all of Hastings; nieces, Angela and Kellie Jackson; and nephews, Benjamin Jackson and Andrew Serres.

A memorial gathering will be held from 10 a.m.-12 noon Saturday, Dec. 19, concluding with a prayer service, officiated by Rev. Allan Paul Eilen, at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 E. Seventh St., Hastings. Memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made with the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home of Hastings, 651-437-9419,