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James Extrum

October 27, 1947 — February 4, 2019


James Earl “Jimmy” Extrum

James Earl “Jimmy” Extrum, 71, Hibbing died Monday, February 4, 2019, at St.

Lukes Hospital in Duluth, MN. He was born in Hibbing on October 27, 1947, to Earl and

Mary (McCauley) Extrum. Upon graduation from Hibbing High School and Hibbing

Community College, Jim proudly served his country in Vietnam with the United States

Air Force. Jim was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed watching the Minnesota

Vikings, the Minnesota Twins, and the UMD Bulldogs. He counts fishing and playing

cribbage as his favorite pastimes. He truly loved his family. And dear to his heart were

his two dogs, Tressa and China.

He is survived by his two sisters, Joanne (John) Baratto, Hibbing and Judy (Larry)

Clarkson, Augusta, GA, brother-in-law, David Schwartzkoph, Rochester, MN, and 12

nieces and nephews, Susan Perunovich, Cheryl Jeske, Lisa Riley, Lynn Torrel, Leslie

Hewitt, Debra Erar, Robert Martin, Michael Martin, Thomas Martin, Daniel Waseleski,

Gena Bonitatibus and Tara Tsikerdanos.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mary (McCauley) Extrum,

sister, Jean Martin, and nephew, Jeffrey Baratto.

Per Jim's request there will be private services for Jim  at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing. The Rev. Fr. Gabriel Waweru will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.   Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery of Hibbing.  His family  would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at Greenview, Heritage Manor in Chisholm, Cheryl Elj, Care Coordinator, and the Veteran's Administration for providing wonderful care to Jim.  Arrangements are with Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.

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