James Vincent

NEW ULM — James Vincent, 90, of New Ulm died Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Funeral service will be 11 AM Friday, May 5, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm with Deacon Rick Christiansen officiating. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery, Soldier’s Rest Section with full military honors being conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.

Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM Friday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm.

To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org.

James is survived by his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Ruth; and sisters and brothers.

James Elzie Vincent was born March 31, 1927 in Central City, Kentucky to James and Lilly (Holmes) Vincent. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years, achieving the rank of Staff Sargent when he was discharged. James was stationed in Germany, Alaska, Oklahoma, Texas and Georgia. He was united in marriage to Ruth Skowronek on February 2, 1952 in Kassel, Germany. They moved to New Ulm in 1967 where he was employed at Kraft Foods for 19 years until his retirement. James was a past member of the American Legion Post #132 in New Ulm.