James “Jim” Lervold, of Braham, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He was 67 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Maple Ridge Free Church in rural Braham.

VISITATION will be held from 4-7 pm on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

INTERMENT will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brunswick.

James Russell Lervold, of Braham, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the University of Louisiana Hospital in Shreveport. He was 67 years old.

James was born March 23, 1948 in Canby, Minnesota to mother Anna Mae (Jermias) through a previous marriage. He was raised by Harold and Anna Mae Anderson.  Jim grew up on a farm in southwest Minnesota and was the eldest of five children. He attended Ellsworth High School where he played football and trumpet in the band. Jim loved to create havoc all across town with his brother Paul and his Chevy Nova. In 1966 he graduated high school and served our country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in May of 1972 and returned to Minnesota. Jim attended Dunwoody Academy for Diesel Engineering.

 In February of 1973, Jim developed a love of donuts from the Braham Bakery or it could have been the lady behind the counter, Mar Jean All. They were married in July of the same year and soon after, Jim bought his first semi-truck. During his career he hauled everything from soup to nuts. He also started a new hobby, farming. This became one of his great loves. He often said he drove truck to be able to farm. In November 1982 his only child, Melissa, was born.

The family enjoyed weekend camping trips and riding along with Jim in his truck. He was fond of anything with an engine. Lately, he was into fixing antique garden tractors and showing them at threshing shows. He was active in the Grasston Baptist Church when he was home and would attend bible studies at truck stops while on the road. He was always willing to help out a friend if something needed to be done or fixed. He had a firm belief that anything could be fixed with duct tape or WD 40. He was truly a diamond in the rough. James was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend and he will be deeply missed.

Jim is preceded in death by his brothers, Paul and Jerry Anderson.

He is survived by his wife Mar Jean of Braham; daughter Melissa (Brandon) Lotz of Braham; grandchildren, Brycen, Carter, and Noah Lotz of Braham; parents Harold and Anna Mae Anderson of Dalbo; sister Judy Anderson of the Twin Cities and sister-in-law Nancy Anderson of Circle Pines; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

4 thoughts on “JAMES R. LERVOLD”

  1. My deepest sympathy to you Mar Jean,Melissa and her family.
    I always enjoyed visiting with Jim. He was always so positive and happy…
    I will not be able to attend his service but remember all of you in prayer.

  2. I was truly shocked in hearing the passing of Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I so enjoyed my visits with Jim at our office. I’ll never forget his hardy laugh.

  3. Dear Mar Jean and Family. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad, sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Will miss his happy and positive attitude whenever I would see Jim.

  4. Mar Jean and family, our thoughts, codolences and prayers are with you during this sad time. Jim was a good man and will be sorely missed… We love you and please take care of each other.

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