Jim Halloran lost his courageous battle against cancer on Feb. 2, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland. He and his loving wife of 64 years, Lindee, have had a full and wonderful life including traveling and quality time with family.
Jim was born in Browerville, Minn., on Nov. 13, 1922. He continued to be proud of where he came from and went to reunions often and maintained contact with his classmates. He served in World War II as a Merchant Marine where he met his wife, an Army nurse.
His professional career was long and distinguished in the produce business including 33 years with Red Owl Stores where he was vice president of produce operations. He subsequently ran his own international produce consulting firm which included travel to India and South America.
He became heavily involved in the National Produce Marketing Association where he became president. They later named him one of their 100 most influential members. Time magazine once named him their Produce Marketing Man of the year.
For 56 years he has had a cabin on North Long Lake. He became heavily involved with the North Long Lake Association as well as Minnesota’s Coalition of Lakes Association lobbing for enabling legislation to keep lakes clean and stocked with fish.
The last 26 years he and Lindee have split time between the cabin and Sun Lakes, Ariz., where he was involved in both churches, St. Christopher’s in Nisswa and St. Steven’s in Arizona.
Jim was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis, and a member of the Legion.
In addition to his wife, Lindee, he is survived by children, Mike, Pat, and Kathi, eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Alderman; and one brother and sister-in-law.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Bethany Chapel, 804 Wright Street, Brainerd. A time for visitation will be held one hour prior to services.
A full celebration of Jim’s life including his love of hunting, fishing, flowers and singing Irish tunes will be scheduled for this summer.
In lieu of flowers, interested persons are asked to make donations to St. Christopher’s Church in Nisswa, Good Samaritan Society or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd, Minn. www.nelson-doran.com