MARTHA LOIS JAMES

M. James webphotoMartha L. James, known by many as “Lois”, of Mora, died on Saturday, June 14 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 101 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Mora United Methodist Church.

VISITATION will be on Tuesday from 5-7 pm. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at Church.

INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood cemetery in Mora, MN

Martha Lois James passed away at the age of 101 on Saturday, June 14, at the St. Clare Living Community of Mora.

She was born to Samuel and Mildred Ziegler on March 22, 1913 in Ogilvie, MN.  She was the oldest of six children.  She was united in marriage on May 17, 1933 to Robert James.  Since 1950 they resided in Mora.

She enjoyed camping, reading, sewing and playing games.  Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Mora.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sister, husband, daughter and grandson.

She is survived by son, Gerald James, and wife, Bev; son-in-law, Richard Becker; sisters: Marian McNally, Harriet Thompson, Dorothy Carroll; Grandchildren:  Delila, Tammy, Todd, Brian, Michael, Laurell, Anne and Dean; Great-Grandchildren:  Levi, Lali, Ben, Lauren, Taylor, Brandon, Danielle, Mitchell, William, Christopher, Ashley, Alyssa, Erich and Dylan; Great-Great Grandchildren:  Isabelle, Emmalyn and Jakob.

Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church in Mora on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 with Rev. Robert Kendall officiating.  Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora, MN. Arrangements were by Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora, MN.

7 guestbook entries for MARTHA LOIS JAMES

  1. bev sandberg June 16, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    What a wonderful lady your grandmother was, Dede, and to our Sarah also. Her faith in Christ surely did shine for Him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now that you will know His peace and comfort. Bev

  2. Sarah (Sandberg) Teska June 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    Grandma James was a woman of great love and joy! She was a delight to all who knew her.

    As a friend of Dede’s since childhood, I had the pleasure of spending time with Grandma James and she will be greatly missed by us all!

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m eternally grateful for Grandma James!

  3. Chris Munkberg Sundet June 17, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    Truly lovely, wonderful lady. I was lucky enough to grow up in the Methodist church with Lois. I loved going to church and getting hugs from Grandma Lois, she made you feel welcomed always. My husband loved that she would remember his name every time she saw him. She will be missed but all the lives she touched, she will always be remembered. Prayers and thoughts to your family. Chris

  4. Peg Roesler June 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    The sweetest lady I have ever known. I wish more people could be like her. Peg & Dick

  5. Lisa Whiteford Lunde June 18, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    My great aunt and uncle lived across the street from Grandma James and I used to LOVE going to Grandma James’s house to play with Dede! She was the most loving and sweetest lady who made EVERYONE feel loved when you stepped into her house.
    I had the pleasure of being able to work in the same building as Grandma James lived in, I made sure I got my dose of hugs and kisses from her. I will miss her deeply but am so THANKFUL and BLESSED for being able to say she was a part of my life! Thank you Grandma James for being you!
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the James family and thank you for sharing this wonderful woman!
    P.S. Grandma James made the BEST beef stroganoff!

  6. Eunice (Kahle) Weckwewrth June 18, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    I knew Lois many years ago as I was a good friend with her daughter Bobby. Bobby and I played paper dolls for many hours. I also knew Bobby’s husband Dick from Milaca. My mom spoke very highly of Lois and had known her for many years as well. I am sure she is at peace and will be missed by many.

  7. Silvia June 23, 2014 at 6:49 am #

    She was a very sweet lady that really helped my mom while in the nursing home. Lois was Jennie’s roommate and they laughed a lot. My mom passed three years ago. They both were very special ladies and are greatly missed.

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