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James O Stuart

James O Stuart

James O. Stuart age 96 of Pepin, died Friday March 27, 2020 at Advent Health in Durand.

James was born November 3, 1923 at home in the Township of Frankfurt, Pepin County.  He was the son of James Sr. and Ethel (Owen) Stuart and he grew up in the Columbia Heights area of Arkansaw.  James married Marjorie Branch June 15, 1943 at the United Methodist Church in Eau Galle.  After marriage they farmed and raised their family in the Township of Frankfurt, rural Pepin County.  Besides farming James worked as a mechanic in Minneapolis for 30 years.

James enjoyed doing woodworking, his animals, spending time in nature, but mostly he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

James is survived by a son Terry of Pepin; a daughter, Ethel (Richard) Lanches of Wabasha, MN; three granddaughters, Sheila Lanches of Austin, MN, Susan (Doug) Atkinson of Rochester, MN, Sharon (Blane Marian) Anderson of Maple Springs, MN; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Stuart of Spokane, WA, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marjorie in 2014, two brothers, Max and Glenn and a sister, Betty (Gary) Frazzitta.

Private burial services will take place at the Arkansaw Memorial Cemetery in Arkansaw.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Durand is serving the family.


  1. Mary

    To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

  2. Rick and Lily Hanson

    Terry, Ethel and family sorry for your loss . You all are in our thoughts . His wit and sense of humor will be missed by all and especially by us.

  3. Greg Lampman

    My condolences to your family. My father, Dale Lampman and James grew up on Columbia Heights as youngsters. DAd was born in 1923 also. Late in life dad used to visit "Jimmy" as he called him. My dad passed away two years ago, and maybe the two of them are being reunited again. I met James once with my dad and he was everything dad said, just a really nice man. Take Care.

  4. Kathy Lieffring

    Terry, you have my sympathy. Your dad always had a ready smile & a story whenever I talked to him!

  5. Kristine Polzer

    Terry and Stuart family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  6. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    Terry and family-So sad to hear of the passing of Jim. We always had great conversations went I seen him at the store. Could always count on something humorous from him!! He will be missed.

  7. Joe and Jan Drier

    Our Condolences to the Family!

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