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.