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James Edmund Zumwalde

July 17, 1940 — May 27, 2024

St Paul

James Edmund Zumwalde (age 83) passed away peacefully on May 27, 2024. Jim was one of seven children. He was born on July 17, 1940 to Edmund and Vivian Zumwalde. Jim grew up in South Saint Paul and later joined the Navy from July 1958 to July 1962. His last Navy assignment was aboard the USS Cabildo. Upon Jims retirement from the U.S. Postal Service, he moved from Saint Paul to Remer, MN with his wife Joan to enjoy the lake life. Jim loved the outdoors. Hunting and fishing were his favorite pastimes. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends

He was preceded in death by his parents; Edmund and Vivian Zumwalde, sister; Barbara Zumwalde, and grandson; Jacob Guy.

He is survived by his son; David (Cathy) Zumwalde, daughter; Barbara Guy (fiance Jon), step-sons; Tim (Bethanne) Clasen, Tom (Natalie) Clasen, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and siblings. 

Jim's memorial service will be held June 5, 2024 at Kessler Maguire Funeral Home (640 West 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55103) at 11AM with a visitation 1 hour prior.

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Visitation

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Kessler & Maguire Funeral Home

640 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Kessler & Maguire Funeral Home

640 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

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