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James Kriech

WEBSTER- Jim Kriech, 60 of Webster died on Sunday, August 02, 2009 at his home in Webster. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster, Burial with Military Rites will be in the Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service (fiksdalfuneral.com) in Webster on Friday, 4-8 P.M. and prior to services on Saturday at the church. James Paul Kriech was born on Wednesday, December 22, 1948 to James Duane and Margaret Mary (Kirchmeier) Kriech at Webster, South Dakota. In 1950 the family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he grew up and graduated from South High School in 1967. In April 1968 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy SeeBees and served in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage to Mary Lynn Kuiper on February 20, 1970. After he was honorably dishcharged in January 1972 he returned to south Minneapolis where the couple made their home and raised their family. In 1996 the couple moved to Webster so that he could be close and do what he loved best, hunting. He was employed by dependable sanitation and then Esco Sign Company. He retired in June 2008 due to failing health. Jim passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009 at his home in Webster at the age of 60 years, 7 months and 11 days. Survivors include his wife, Mary of Webster; his children, Margaret (& Kurt) Holkestad of Big Lake, MN, Troy Kriech of Columbia Heights, MN and Ryan (& Rhiannon) Kriech of Zimmerman, MN; grandsons, Jacob, Kory and Tristan; his siblings, Thomas (& Joann) Kriech and Janet (& Robert) LaLonde both of Minneapolis, MN, Debbie (& Robert) Peggan of Eagen, MN, Duane (& Karen) Kriech of Princeton, MN, Mary Jo Kurtz (& Greg Shaddrick) of Apple Valley, MN; ten nieces and nephews, and many close cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Sorry for your loss, Sue told me when it happened but I just came across this notice when I was looking up people I've known. May God bless and keep you, An Old Friend, LARRY

LAWRENCE & SUE WINANS Jul 14 2012 12:00 AM

Dad I am so happy I got to spend the last year and a half with you. We became so close and I wouldn't change that for the world! I miss you so much!I will never forget kissing you on the forhead and telling you that I loved you and you looking at me saying you loved me to! Thank you for always beig there for me.

Troy Kriech Sep 2 2009 12:00 AM

Jim- Love of my life,we had our good times,we had our bad times. Our last year and a half was good and bad,good because we became so close,bad because you left me,no one can tell you how hard it is to have someone leave!!!!I can't even tell you how I feel yet. I miss you and love you more than I can say!!!

mary kriech Aug 25 2009 12:00 AM

To Mary and family, I was so sorry to hear about Jim. Please know you are all in my prayers. May God bless you all and keep you in His care. Peace in Christ, Virginia Tschida(Fleming) from St. Kevin's parish your baby sitter in the 70's.

Virginia Tschida (Fleming) Aug 11 2009 12:00 AM

To the Kriech family, I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew James briefly, but he was always enjoyable to talk with. My thoughts are with you.

Brent Saba Aug 9 2009 12:00 AM

I love you very much (goodlookin) and we will miss you very much, Love aunt Pat (Uncle George) Hey jim your a great guy and I will miss you very much, love patrick

aunt pat Aug 7 2009 12:00 AM

Uncle Jim.. aka Toothpick :) will be missed so very much! He was always the life of the party... the first person up on top of the tables dancing the night away! He will never be forgotten because he has touched each of our hearts in his own special way! Lots of hugs and kisses.. Love you lots!

Tara Kurtz Aug 6 2009 12:00 AM

Our heartfelt condolences to Mary & Family . We will miss the good times and the hard work shared with you at many of the contractor's functions at the VFW . Jimmy was always eager to crack jokes and make everybody laugh .

Jean Lowery & Mike Severson Aug 6 2009 12:00 AM

Uncle Jim: a lifetime of unforgettable memories. I remember playing in the tree house out back, jumping from landing to landing above the stairs always with an echo of "you kids be careful up there someone is gonna break a leg", the random dollars or change you would "accidently" drop during family poker games, for us kids to run to the local gas station around the corner for a treat "our" parents originally said no to, the "papa smurf beard", endless jokes you always had a good one up your sleeve, and you never seized to amaze me with the Kriech dance moves you would pull out...chair, table, where ever you felt like dancing!! I will miss your smile, your laugh, your outlook on life and well just everything about you! You were a wonderful Uncle, I just wish I had told you more often how much I loved you!! Rest in peace Uncle Jim! You will always hold a special place in my heart! I love you!!

Jessica Kloster (Kriech) Aug 6 2009 12:00 AM

Oh Jimmy, life slips right through our fingers and before we know it, there's not enough time to do all the things we dream of. You were always happy go lucky and kind to all who crossed your path. Jim was a good husband, father, cousin and friend. He always made people laugh. I believe in my heart that all of our lost loved ones and God are waiting with their arms wide open at heavens gate. Rest in peace - you are truly missed. Love Janean & Ted

Janean Brumbaugh Aug 5 2009 12:00 AM

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