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James Rebrovich

December 29, 1933 — January 20, 2022

Bigfork

James Marko Rebrovich

December 29, 1933  January 20, 2022

James M. Rebrovich, 88, lifelong resident of Bigfork, MN died Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Bigfork Valley Hospital.  He was born December 29, 1933 to John and Mary (Minerich) Rebrovich in Keewatin, MN.  Jim was raised in Keewatin MN, graduating from R.L.Downing High School in Keewatin in 1952.  He later served his country in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956.  Jim was the only enlisted man on the Fort Benning, Georgia pistol team which took 3rd place.  He later returned to Keewatin and worked at Hanna Mine, before moving to Bigfork, MN.  Jim guided in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area at one point.  He traveled to the southern states to plant trees.  Jim rode his motorcycle to the south with a black lab in the trunk.  He loved to hunt and fish.  He loved to play horseshoes, and was in the Minnesota Horseshoe Hall of Fame.  He put a lot of work in the Hibbing Horseshoe Pits.  At one time, Jim owned a café at the fork on the scenic highway, which burned down.  Jim led his kind of life.

He is survived by his sister, Nicky Hulti, Oregon, brother-in-law, Wayne Meyer in Minnesota, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Rebrovich-Stevens, and John Rebrovich, sisters, Joan Comparoni and Marianne Meyer.

Per Jim’s request there will be services held at a later date in the Spring.  Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery of Hibbing.  Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.

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