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James E Rosewall

February 11, 1934 ~ July 21, 2019 (age 85)

James E. Rosewall


James E. Rosewall, 85, Side Lake, MN, died Sunday, July 21, 2019 in his home, 68 days after his twin brother, Wally.  He was born Feb. 11, 1934 in Hibbing, MN to Lucy and William Rosewall.  James was an Army veteran in the Korean War.  After the service,  he was an x-ray technician for a short time.  He then returned to Hibbing and graduated from the Cummins Diesel mechanic’s program.  After he left Cummins, he went to work at Hibbing Taconite as a mechanic, working there until his retirement in 1997.  Jim always was working on a project whether it was working on his machinery, chopping his many cords of wood or just mowing the lawn.   In his free time, James loved to fish and hunt.  He especially loved traveling to Canada and Alaska pursuing his passion.  His fondest companions were the dogs that he owned throughout the years!

He is survived by his nieces and nephews: Kristine (Paul) Janssen of Hibbing, Daniel (Kerry) Rosewall of Cumming, GA, Carol Digby of Grand Rapids, MN,  John Rosewall of Coon Rapids, MN and Joe (Lyn) Rosewall of Indian Harbour Beach, FL, his sister-in-law Nancy Rosewall of Virginia, MN, and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Nestor Oling, and his brother.

Funeral services will be held in the Dougherty Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be in the funeral home on Tuesday, beginning at 10.  Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery with military honors by the Mid-Range Honor Guard.

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