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James Allen “Jim” Slininger, age 70 of Cannon Falls, died on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. It was he and his wife, Karen's 43rd wedding anniversary.
Jim was born on March 7, 1949 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Myrl and Jane (Casey) Slininger. He grew up in Randolph, attending St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1968.
Jim had a passion for the outdoors and farming. At a young age, he started with helping area farmers and family with whatever help was needed. He had worked at Rock Island Railroad, Inver Grove Heights until 1980, when he went to work for Bob and Paul Augustine. He farmed there and worked at Afton Alps. He continued farming throughout his life and did so at his own farm until last fall.
Jim married Karen J. Klegin on June 5, 1976 at Wangen Prairie Lutheran Church, which became their home church.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen of Cannon Falls; siblings and their spouses, Bill and Joyce Slininger of St. Cloud, Linda and Bob Benson of Cannon Falls, Steve and Chris Slininger of Leland, NC, Marc and Karen Slininger of Randolph, and Lori and Todd Underdahl of Hampton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Terry and Alice Klegin of Mosinee, WI and Larry and Deb Klegin of Cannon Falls; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; great nephew, Andrew Benson, and many aunts and uncles.
A visitation will be held on Monday, June 10 from 4-8 p.m. at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. A private interment will be held later at Wangen Prairie Lutheran Cemetery.