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James A. "Jim" Loso(1941 - 2012)

James A. "Jim" Loso, 71

St. Joseph

Nov. 4, 1941 ~ Nov. 6, 2012

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Daniel Funeral Home in ST. JOSEPH for James A. "Jim" Loso, age 71, of St. Joseph, who passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.

James Arthur Loso was born November 4, 1941 in St. Cloud, MN to Arthur and Helen (Bellmont) Loso. He attended Cathedral High School and graduated from St. Cloud State University. Jim married Jean Flahaven on August 6, 1977 in St. Joseph.

Jim was an art instructor for 41 years. He began teaching in 1967 in Annandale and then Lakeville. He was an Artist in Residence at the Sauk Centre Home School from 1971-72. He began a long career in Elk River in 1973, teaching pottery and jewelry in both high school and junior high, and was also with the Elk River Arts Magnet program. Most recently, Jim was an instructor in the Visual Arts Program at the Paramount Art Center in St. Cloud.

Jim was known throughout the St. Cloud art community as an established potter, participating in numerous art shows and fairs throughout the upper Midwest, and most recently throughout Florida in the winter months. His art work is well-known throughout the area and can be found in many galleries and collections. He was a multiple award winning artist throughout his art career, and leaves behind a legacy in the form of many students who have become practicing artists and art instructors themselves.

James is survived by his wife, Jean; son, Jay and daughter-in-law, Genevieve Loso of Minneapolis; brother, Richard (Mary Herkenhoff) of St. Joseph; sister, Mary K. (Harvey) Kierzek of Montgomery; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

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Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Service
120 North College Avenue St. Joseph, MN 56374
(320) 363-7783

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 8, 2012
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