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Delos James Doyle

Delos James Doyle

Delos James Doyle, age 78 of Prescott, died peacefully at his daughter's home in Bloomington on Friday evening, August 10, 2018, after recently being diagnosed with cancer.

Delos James, the son of Delos F. and Mary (Crimmons) Doyle, was born on September 13, 1939, in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Following his graduation in 1957 from Aquinas High School of La Crosse, James continued his education at both St. Mary's and Winona State where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He then enlisted in the Army National Guards, and on November 18, 1961, James was united in marriage to Rosemary K. Tschumper in La Crescent, Minnesota.

James began working in Forest Services for a brief time, and later for the rail road, also pharmaceutical sales, and later retired from Koch Refinery in 1998. Whether it was deer hunting, morel hunting, or boating, James simply loved to be outdoors. In his later years, he also found the quiet time of reading to be an enjoyment in his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruth (Vern) Grimslid; sons-in-law, Charles Folch and Tad Erickson; and by his nephew, Timothy Doyle.

James is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rosemary; daughters, Debra (Daniel) Enright, Julie (Jeff) Cohen, and Victoria (Brad) Galvin; grandchildren, Brian, Eric, and Carolyn Enright, Celina (Jesse) Sinclair, Lucas Folch, and Brianna (Paul) Rangitsch; great grandchildren, Isla and Grady Rangitsch; many beloved brothers and sisters; and by other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, at the Old Ptacek Event Center, 1449 Orrin Road, in Prescott. Private family interment was held at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

Immediately following the memorial service, family and friends are cordially invited to greet the family during a reception, also at the Old Ptacek Event Center.

In lieu of flowers, James' family kindly request memorials be designated to American Cancer Society in his memory.

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Arrangements are being completed by Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory of Hastings.