Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake (Marty), MN for James Killian “Jimmy” Loesch, age 76, who died peacefully Friday of Leukemia at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish prayers will be at 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning at the funeral home.
Jimmy was born on the family farm in Pearl Lake to Alphonse and Theresa (Pelzer) Loesch. He married Virginette “Virgie” Liesch on July 16, 1960 in Holy Angels Catholic Church, St. Cloud. Together for 40 years they lovingly made a home and raised a family that they both had much pride in. After the loss of his wife, Jimmy went on to find love again with Linda. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He had a lifelong love of baseball and stayed involved in the game until age 73. Jimmy served in the U.S. Army for 2 years and worked at the Cold Spring Granite Company until his retirement in 1999. In his retirement he initiated Bologna Days at the Pearl Lake Lodge. Jimmy was a member of Holy Cross Parish and was a very active member in the Pearl Lake Recreation Club and Community.
Survivors include his loving companion and partner in life, Linda Feddema; children, Scott (Janel) of St. Cloud, Cindy (Tim) Ramler of St. Augusta, Tami (Ken) Molitor of Delano, Jason (Jill) of Minneapolis; sister, Laura Jane Leither, brother, Roy (Phyllis); sisters-in-law, Donna Loesch, Katie Liesch, Renee Kunkel; grandchildren, Meagan, Garrett, Kylie, Linzi, Brianna (Mike), Jordan, Maria, Bella, Max, Elliana; great-granddaughter, Addilynn; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie; brothers, Edwin, Daniel and Patrick.
Arrangements with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, Minnesota.