Photo courtesy of Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home

James Pursley

Woodbury, Minnesota

Jul 12, 1927 - Feb 16, 2012

Guest Book

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My Air Guard Commander...
A great leader and gracious man

SSgt. Terrance P. Cunningham

My deepest condolences to Jim's Family and friends.

I had the privilege of working with Jim when he was the Commander of the 210TH. EIS. His leadership brought the 210th several Unit awards. He was a no nonsense, fair guy. Great to work for......

A story always worth repeating {we laughed many a time over it]
While in Torejon Spain, our driver and host, A Texas ANG CC while stopping for fuel proceeded to fill the gas tank with diesel fuel. We lasted about 2...

I worked for LTC Pursley back in 1983-84-85.

Almost 30 years later...his influence on me has never been forgotten.

Tough as nails when you had it coming? Yes

Caring supporting boss when you "done good?

Without compare

Carry on my friend.. I will never forget you Sir...and I salute you

Chief Master Sergeant Larry Mendel

I have nothing but good memories of Jim. He was a pleasure to work with and a loyal Guardsman. My condolences to the family.

We are very sorry for the loss of this great man. Our thoughts are with Doug and the Pursley family.

Jim was always level headed never let any situation get to him . He mentored many of the 133rd officers that have served the Unit.

I enjoyed many good memories of my grade school and high school classmate as well as a neighbor on the East Side of St. Paul. Jim was always upbeat the few times I got to visit him in the early stages of his physical problems. I offer my prayers and sincere condolences to his family. (Peter Polski, Palm Harbor, Florida)

My thoughts & prayers go out to Scotty & his family on the passing of their Dad. I know Scotty loved him very much and he will leave a big void in their lives. Jim is resting peacefully in God's hands now. God Bless you all.

What a fine, gracious man, and Officer in the 133AW. He treated people with respect, and challenged them to fly high.
Ch, LTC Rob Lubben (ret)


James's Obituaries

James N. PursleyProud Air Guard Officer Dad & Grandpa Passed away peacefully February 16, 2012. Preceded in death by son, Mark. Survived by children, Sandy, Richard (Mary Jo), Scott, Doug, Debra (Barry Reimnitz); grandchildren, Lukas Heitkamp, Taylor and Claire Dzierzak, Kelly and Zach...

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