James “Jim” Hannegrefs

Published 5:39 pm Monday, March 15, 2021

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James Edward Hannegrefs, age 71, Vietnam Veteran, passed away at his home in Madison Lake, MN on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

James “Jim” Hannegrefs

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

James “Jim” was born on April 28, 1949 in Willmar, MN to Harold and Lois (Schablin) Hannegrefs. He was a 1967 graduate of Alden High School. He was married to Alice Possin on December 1, 1969 and they had 4 children. He served in the U.S. Army, earned a bronze star before being honorably discharged in 1970. James enjoyed riding motorcycle, fishing, and spending time with his family and pets.

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He is survived by his children, Pauline (Kyle) Steffen, Jon (Kassy), Jim (Leslie), and Kristin Hannegrefs; grandchildren, Jake (Rena), Hannah, Ryan, Sydnee, Grace, and Kayla; great grandchildren, Nevaeh and Brantlee; siblings, Deb (Art) Flattum, Bev (Richard) Johnson, and Steve (Angie) Hannegrefs; special aunt, Judy Lehman; friend, Sherry Kaveney; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother, John Hannegrefs.