Died peacefully on December 3, 2012 surrounded by his family. James was born on January 5, 1934 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is preceded in death by his infant son David. James is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marilyn; children Dan (Karen) McGinn, Mary Beth Vanderlinden, Kevin McGinn, Brian (Lynn) McGinn and Kathy Knick; grandchildren Buddy and Tia, who he raised, Sean, Melissa, Lisa, Cassandra, Alicia, David, Ryan, Emily, Sam, Mollie, Sydney and Lauren; and 9 great-grandchildren. James retired as a millwright supervisor after 29 years with 3M. Memorials preferred to the
. Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 7th at 11 am at St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church, 4455 Robert Trail S. Eagan, MN.