Age 82 ~ Of Excelsior Passed away on January 3, 2013 in Minneapolis. Preceded in death by his parents John (Jack) and Bozena Grathwol, brother John Grathwol, sister Mary Grathwol, and beloved wife Lael Grathwol. An attorney in private practice, Jim was a wise counselor for his clients, a pillar in his community, and a generous and gentle father, guided by his strong Catholic faith. Jim is survived by siblings Kathy Costa and Robert Grathwol; children Bob, John (Rosann Berry), Joan Olson (Steve), Jim (Sara Langworthy), Kate (Barry Kleider), Pook (Mark Gaddis); and twelve grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday January 12, 11 am, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 680 Mill Street, Excelsior, with 10 am gathering of family and friends at the church. Visitation Friday 4-8 pm at Huber Funeral Home, 520 Second Street, Excelsior. In lieu of flowers, memorial preferred to Hope Community, Minneapolis or Visitation Monastery in Minneapolis, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, or donor's choice. Full notice ran in Sunday, January 6, 2013 edition.