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Jim Londgren, of Braham, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Elmhurst Commons in Braham.  He was 89 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church with Pastor Julie Beck officiating.


MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 21st at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church

INURNMENT will be at a future date at the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations, FACE MASKS are REQUIRED at the services for Jim. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone.

James “Jim” Londgren, of Braham, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at Elmhurst Commons in Braham. He was 89 years old.

James Edmond Londgren was born on July 16, 1931 in Marshall, MN to Helen and Harry Londgren. When he was a child the family moved to a farm in Swede Prairie Township, southwest of Clarkfield, MN; where he graduated in 1948.

In 1950, he met Phyllis Goettelman who had moved there to accept a teaching job; they were married in 1951. Jim and Phyllis lived on a farm near Clarkfield where they had two children, Michael and Jan. In 1956, they bought a farm northwest of Braham in the Coin area. Jim loved and continued to farm until having to give it up in his last year for health reasons.

Jim loved his community and the Braham Bombers. He was inducted into the Braham Hall of Fame in 1998. He served 9 years on the Braham Famers cooperative board, 20 years as an Usher committee chairman for Braham Ev. Lutheran Church, 18 years as Braham Ev. Lutheran Church Council member, 20 years as softball coach for Braham Ev. Lutheran Church, 36 years on the East Central Electric Coop Board, 17 years as a United Power (Great River Energy) Board Member, 24 years officiating 7th, 8th and 9th grade boys and girls basketball, 24 years as statistician for the Varsity Football Team, 24 years writing football articles for the local papers, 24 years as a bus driver for the Braham School District, 1984 Braham Distinguished Service Award recipient, 1998 Minnesota Athletic Directors Distinguished Service Award Recipient, member of Braham Area Committee for Kids and much more.

He loved his family above everything else. He was a very proud Dad and Grandpa. Grandpa Jim enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up and supported them in everything they did.

He is preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, mother Helen, father Harry, brothers Jack and Bob.

He is survived by his sister Mary Jo Haaland of Marshall; brother Tom (Susan) Londgren of Nashville, TN; son Mike; daughter Jan; grandchildren, Kim, Kenzie, Kevin (Paulina), Kelly (Angela), Dan (Allison); great-grandchildren, Jay, Josh, Marysa, Masyn, Max, Alex, Mya, Carsyn, David, Brooke, Laike, Krew, Montana & McKinley; great-great grandchildren, Leela, George, Waylon and Abel; many other loving relatives and countless friends.

16 thoughts on “JAMES E. LONDGREN”

  1. Mike, Jan, family, and friends – so heartbroken to hear of Jim’s death. What a wonderful, good man! He’ll be sorely missed by so many including myself! My thoughts and prayers to Jim’s family. ~ Carol

  2. So sorry to hear the passing of your dad. Truly a celebration of life. We seen Jim at the Pizza Pub few times in the past years. Then at Pie Day two years ago got to talk to him..such a great guy and quite the memory. Bless your family with this lost but he now is with his lovely wife Phyllis. Rich and Doris Rysdam

  3. Sorry about the passing of Your Dad. Condolences to you and your family. He was a good friend and neighbor also. You are in my prayers

  4. Jim and Phyllis reunited (but not married) I am sure she will remind him :-) So loved this couple from knowing Jim first through employment at Braham Farmers Cooperative and then Phyllis because she was the town’s crown in humor (to me anyway). So maybe Jim will have his funny bones tickled that were rusty on earth. Do we have earth memories in heaven?

    Celebrate a great man, a great life and a wonderful family heritage. He was the best of gentlemanliness and kindness. It would be hard to find someone to surpass him as a human being in my limited experience.

    My best to the family as celebrate Dad, grandpa, great grandpa, and other family relationships. I just find it hard to give sympathy for heaven but I do know the pain of losing loved ones…Jim and Phyllis stood by me in my time of loss. Forever friends from strong associations.

  5. My sympathy to Jim’s family on his passing. He was a great man in the Braham community. When I was young I remember Jim coming to my dad’s farm to help him with silo filling. He was our kids bus driver and they loved him dearly. My husband John chopped corn for him once too. What a great man. He will be missed.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers with your family and the whole community of Braham. He was my bus driver and such a great man. He always took the time to get to know each kid he was charged with. I am honored to have known him. We pray for peace for your entire family.

  7. Debbie Singh
    A huge loss for his family, friends, and this community. I can’t think of an event or fundraiser that you didn’t see Jim at (usually working!) ~ he loved his church, this town and its people…and they loved him back. Braham will be different without the presence of this tall, gentle man. Hugs for Mike, Jan and the whole family.

  8. Comforting thoughts and prayers to all of the Londgren family. Jim will be missed greatly by the community and his friends. We have so many fond memories and such high respect for both Jim and Phyllis, two of our favorite people.
    Marlene and Darwin Nelson

  9. Jim was such a wonderful, kind man! He was a great bus driver for me and supportive Bomber fan all through the years. He will be missed by many, a true gentleman and role model.

  10. My deepest sympathies to Mike and Jan and your respective families on the loss of your wonderful father, Jim He was absolutely one of the nicest gentlemen I have ever known. He was our bus driver as well as a great community man. I held great affection and respect for both he and Phyllis. May your memories and knowledge that they are back together comfort you in your time of loss.

    Cheryl White Johnson (daughter of Ray and Sharon White)
    Class of 1974

  11. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Londgren family. Jim was truly a gentleman’s gentleman. He has done so much for the Braham community in so many areas. He contributed so much for his family, Braham Evangelical Lutheran, Braham Areas Schools, ECEA, and the Braham
    community in general. Jim was just a great guy and will be so sorely missed. Butch and Dixie Erickson

  12. We’re sorry for the loss of Jim, but there is no doubt where he is now. He was a solid man of God and showed it every day by the way he lived. Jim always made this “city boy” feel like a part of the community. He would stop at the barn and later the car wash just to see how I was doing with things. I’m going to miss the conversations we had through the pickup window when he was checking fence or on the road by the farm. We will miss him!

  13. Our condolences to the Londgren family. Jim was an amazing man and a great asset to his family and community. We lost a great one with his passing. The world is a better place because of Jim’s contributions. May he Rest In Peace.

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