James Van Duker age 55 of Meadowlands, MN died Monday, April 19, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. He was born on December 24, 1965 to Raymond and Martha Van Duker in Yale, MI. After high school he attended vo-tech school in diesel mechanics at HCC. Jim married Connie on April 9th, 1993. They started a loving family with their children Monica and Ron. He was a successful businessman. Jim loved being with his family and took great pride in his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Connie, mother, Martha, children, Monica (Justin) Radke and Ron (Kasha) Wollschlager, siblings, Susan (Walter) Woodcock, Steven (Bonnie) Van Duker, Michael (Sonya) Van Duker, Nancy (LeRoy) Forstrom, grandchildren, Miguel, Elizabeth, Emalee, Raya, Karalynn, Makayla, Corey and Clair. Jim was preceded in death by his father, Raymond and granddaughter, Stella. Funeral service will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Christian Way Fellowship Church, 9996 Elm St. Meadowlands, MN 55765. Visitation will be held from 12 noon until the beginning of the service at church. Interment will be at the Toivola Cemetery.
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