James R. Cadwell (1932 - 2014)

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James R. Cadwell, 81, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Jim was born in Columbia Heights, on Dec. 24, 1932, to Donald and Susan (Hysell) Cadwell. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1961 from St. Cloud State College. Jim proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Sharon Ellison on March 19, 1960. Jim worked at IBM for 22 years.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, working with wood and stained glass, painting, gardening, cooking and playing bridge and Sudoku. He was a lifelong learner and teacher. Jim cherished his time as an apprentice corn dryer and performing other odd jobs on the farm.

Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharon; two children, Lori (Randy) Gartner of Rochester and Brian (Steven Anderson) Cadwell of Manassas, Va.; two grandchildren, Nicole and Ashley Gartner; and a brother, Ronald (Charmaine) Cadwell of Minneapolis.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Susan; and a sister, Mary Sanborn.

A visitation was held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester.

Memorials can be directed to the .

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901, 507-289-3600. ranfranzandvinefh.com.


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Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes & Crematory
5421 Royal Pl Nw Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 289-3600
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Published in The Post-Bulletin from May 31 to June 2, 2014
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