AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
James McCarty, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at his home. He was 87 years old.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Grand Event Center in Mora, 2025 Rowland Rd.
VISITATION will be on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Chapel as well as 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
INTERMENT will be at Union Cemetery in Cambridge, 1400 Old Main St. Cambridge, MN 55008.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the local food shelf or the Mora Public Library.
James Howard McCarty passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018 at home in Mora. He was 87 years old.
Jim was born September 28, 1930 to Thornton and Mildred (Ottinger) McCarty in Springvale, Minnesota. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Cambridge High School.
He was united in marriage to Kay Nelson in 1949 and moved to Mora where he began working at the Kanabec County Times. Jim enlisted in the Air Force Reserve and was called to active duty during the Korean Conflict in 1950 and served until 1951.
Jim worked for the local newspaper for 44 years, retiring in 1994 as Shop Foreman. Over the 65+ years Jim lived in Mora, he was a strong supporter of Mora and a vocal proponent of shopping locally. Jim served for decades on the Mora Park and Recreation board taking pride in promoting youth and family activities. Friends and neighbors knew they could count on Jim for help whether it be getting a ride to a Dr. appointment, helping to get a young boy stuck in a tree back to the ground, fixing a broken snowmobile track, eradicating a stray skunk or house sitting for snow birds.
Jim enjoyed spending time with family, fixing things and doing anything outside – hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, taking evening drives to find deer and in retirement years morning coffee and dice at the Crystal.
He was preceded in death by: father; mother; wife Kay, brother LaVerne and sister Tessie.
Jim is survived by his children, Mary McCarty of Buffalo, Mike (Gail) McCarty of Sartell and Marlys McCarty of Buffalo; grandchildren, Amanda (Luis) McCarty – Leandro of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Ryan (Kelly Jo) McCarty of Sartell and Ashley McCarty of Atlanta, Georgia; great grandchildren, Lillian McCarty, Madison McCarty, Tiago Leandro and Elodie Leandro; brothers and sisters, Dixie Struckman, Meryl Anderson, Ned (Lela) McCarty, Verl McCarty, Lynn (Joann) McCarty and Sandy (Bill) Boese; brothers-in-law, Gene (LaVonne) Nelson and Gerald (Julie) Nelson; and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.