Elander, James R. age 78, of Bloomington, passed away May 3, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, sister, brother, and daughter Laura. Owned and operated Elander Mechanical, Inc. for 13 years and retired in November 1994. He was a wonderful husband, father, grand- father, and friend - he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley; sons, James (Maggie), Thomas (Sharon), Richard (Karen); daughters, Nancy (Bruce) VonWald, and Lisa (Jon) Wiebusch; grandchildren; James Elander, Elinor Elander, Whitney Elander, Calvin Elander, Grace Elander, Samantha Elander, Nicole VonWald, Ryan VonWald, Hunter VonWald, and JJ Wiebusch; many other relatives, as well as many friends. Funeral on Tuesday, May 8, at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Avenue So., Mpls. Visitation 10 AM, Service 11 AM, and Lunch at 12 PM. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Alzheimers Disease Research Center (ADRC), Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN or Mt. Olivet Careview Homes, Mpls, MN.
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Published in Star Tribune on May 6, 2012