James "Jim" Lende passed away on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 74.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wendell "Buster" Lende; mother, Margaret (Henessey) Lende; siblings, Paul and Patty. Loving father of 5 children, Richard (Cher), Jamie (Teresa), Corinna (Brandon), Shamus, and Mikey; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; former wife, Sandy; siblings, Lawrence, Jerry, and Dorothy; nieces & nephews; and extended family & friends.
James was born on February 22nd, 1945 in Luverne, North Dakota. Jim had a passion for cars. He painted, repaired, and straightened frames. He enjoyed the challenging repairs: "Wouldn't be fun if it was easy." A distinguished man, always quick with a story, witty and articulate with his words. Jim was known for his big heart, always putting others first. He had a kind and compassionate spirit that was infectious and left a lasting impression.
Visitation from 10:00AM - 12:00PM, with Funeral Service at 12:00PM on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home, 1401 Arcade Street (Hwy 61), Saint Paul, Minnesota. Following the funeral, there will be a reception from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the American Legion Post 39, 2678 E. 7th Avenue, North St. Paul, Minnesota.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials Preffered to the Roger Maris Cancer Center: https://sanfordhealthfoundation.org/campaign/roger-maris-cancer-center/