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James Metcalf Feb. 18, 1920 - Feb. 10, 2013

James Metcalf Feb. 18, 1920 - Feb. 10, 2013

James Allen Metcalf, 92, a resident of Fergus Falls, died Sunday, February 10, 2013, at the Broen Home in Fergus Falls.

He was born February 18, 1920, in New London, Minnesota the son of Allen P. and Ellen G. (Erickson) Metcalf. He grew up near New London where he attended rural school and graduated from high school. He then attended a national youth camp where he learned to be a welder and an auto body repairman. He owned and operated a gas station and body shop in Lake City, Minnesota. He later moved to Red Wing where he was a shop foreman for Jorgenson Chevrolet.

James married Dorothy Kirkwood on October 15, 1949, in St. Paul.

Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister, LoRayne Hollison, and two brothers, Leonard and Dean.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of Fergus Falls; a son, James (Wendy) Metcalf of Fergus Falls; two grandsons: Todd (Kari) Metcalf and their children Brady and Alexis of Moorhead, and Tony (Hallie) Metcalf and their children Grace, Katelyn, Ella, and Joseph of Fergus Falls; a sister, Maxine Monson of Willmar; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials are preferred to Lakeland Hospice.

Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.

Interment: Oak Grove Cemetery in Fergus Falls

Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls is in charge of the arrangements.

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