James Anthony Powers, age 80, of Big Lake, formerly of Ham Lake and New Ulm, passed away at his residence on Thursday Sept. 12, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. at Church of Mary of the Visitation, 440 Lake Street North, Big Lake. Fr. Gene Doyle will officiate. Interment will be at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery of Big Lake.
Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
James was born on January 26, 1933 in St. Paul, MN to Leonard and Antoinette (Reuvers) Powers. For many years he owned and operated a RV dealership in Ham Lake, MN.
He is survived by his wife, Ann; 8 children Greg (Lori) Powers of Big Lake, Catherine (Keith) Nebel of Big Lake, Theresa (Jake) Barthold of Ham Lake, Patti (Allen) Olson of Ham Lake, Juli (Tom) Kuehn of Ham Lake, Jean Jestus of Cloquet, MN, Marcia (Ken) Klatt of Cloquet, MN, and Bob Powers of Ham Lake; 34 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister.