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James O'Malley Sept. 14, 1933 - July 27, 2009

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MONTEVIDEO -- James 'Jim' O'Malley, 75, of Montevideo died Monday in Rice Lake, Wis.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Montevideo. Burial will be at St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery in DeGraff.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Montevideo.

He was born Sept. 14, 1933, in Kildare Township, Swift County, to John and Annie (Fath) O'Malley. He attended rural school in Swift County. At 13, he began working for P.D. McNellis Grocery Store in DeGraff. He worked there for 15 years. He purchased the store in 1961. In 1973, he started his own independent insurance business in Montevideo. He retired in 1997.

He served in the 537th Military Police Company of the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1957.

On Sept. 26, 1959, he married RoJean Todd in DeGraff.

He played catcher for the DeGraff Irish. He was one of the song leaders at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Montevideo where he was a member. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife; five sons: John (and Janet) O'Malley, James O'Malley, all of Montevideo, Patrick (and Lisa) O' Malley of Dundas, Michael (and Renae) O' Malley of Rosemount and Bradley (and Shannon) O' Malley of Lakeville; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

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