James L. Claude, 69
Morristown James L. Claude, age 69, of Morristown, formerly of Frost, died on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, surrounded by his loving family.
Memorial Services were held at Boldt Funeral Home on Aug. 3, 2012. The Rev. Elden Eklund officiated. Veteran’s military rites provided by the American Legion, Post #149 Morristown were held at the Veteran’s Memorial in Morristown.
James Lenford Claude, the son of Cletus and Irene (Birk) Claude, was born March 6, 1943, in Austin. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during Vietnam. He married Cynthia Johnston on Nov. 27, 1965, and she preceded him in death on May 17, 2001. Later he married Melissa Hart on July 17, 2004, in Morristown. Jim was previously employed by Cannon Valley Telephone Co., Bergeron Construction of Owatonna and Heselton Construction of Faribault. He loved the outdoors and was honored to be a veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa; three daughters, Jamie (Jon) Kahnke, Jody Claude, and Jenni (Jami) Blake, all of Waseca; two step-children, Kelly Wenker, of Morristown and Tyler Wenker, of Browns Valley; 10 grandchildren, Sierra, Samantha, Michael, Dalton, Kortnee, Austin, Izabella, Chantel, Corbyn, and Ava; one sister, Patricia (Ron) Hanevik, of Fairmont; his faithful dog, Koda; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Cynthia; and one brother in infancy.
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