STAPLES -- James E. Imgrund, 76, Staples, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
He was born June 13, 1924, to John F. and Theo (Jarboe) Imgrund in Brainerd. He graduated from Brainerd High School in 1941 and entered the Navy and served during World War II on the U.S. Yosemite. After his discharge, he attended watch repair school in Kansas City, Mo. He married Marguerite Irgens Oct. 29, 1949, in Minneapolis. He moved to Brainerd for a short time and then lived in Staples in 1950, where he owned Imgrund Jewelry. In 1955, he joined his father and brothers in the operation of Imgrund Auto in Brainerd, until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish, a past commander of the Ivan V. Sarff Post No. 70 of the American Legion and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include a son, James Imgrund, Minneapolis; four daughters, Nancy Stevens, Staples, Pat Hendrickson, Perham, Judy Robinson, Chaska, and Kathy Imgrund, Staples; two brothers, John and Joe Imgrund, both of Brainerd; two sisters, Gerry Holmer, St. Paul, and Jackie Zuhars, Burnsville; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
His wife died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Father Lauren Germann officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Bielema Funeral Home in Verndale, with parish prayers at 4:30 p.m.
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