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James King

June 25, 1928 February 4, 2014
James King
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Obituary for James King

Worthington, MN


      James “Jim” King, age 85, was born on June 25, 1928, in Nobles County, MN, the son of George, Sr. and Kassiena (Vander Werff) King. He served in Japan with the United States Army from February 1951 to February 1953. Jim married Hattie Dykstra on October 19, 1963, in Sioux Falls, SD. He worked for 35 years as a truck driver for Worthington Ready Mix. Hattie and Jim enjoyed trips to the casinos. He also enjoyed fishing, ice fishing, gardening, and feeding the birds and squirrels. Jim died on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at his residence in Worthington, MN.

      Jim is survived by two sons, Doug King of Mounds View, MN and Troy (Barb) King of Round Lake, MN; one grandson, Matt King, and two brothers, Carl (Lucille) King of Rushmore, MN and Percy (Ella) King of Bloomington, MN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie; three brothers, and six sisters.

      Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Richard Ricker officiating. Burial will be held prior to the service at 9:00 a.m. at the Sunset Rest Cemetery near Rushmore, MN.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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