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William Fennema

October 23, 1933 — July 5, 2022

 William “Jim” Fennema, age 88, of Brainerd, MN passed away peacefully at Woodland Good Samaritan on July 5, 2022. A memorial service and burial for Jim is being planned at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

 Jim was born to Anthony and Rosella (Brouillard) Fennema on October 23, 1933 in Big Lake, MN. He served in the United States Army, and was employed by the State of Minnesota.

 He loved anything outdoors. He enjoyed days out in the boat fishing, and being in the woods waiting for the ‘big one’ to come his way. He loved cars, and had a green thumb in the garden. Jim loved his family and spending a lot of time with them.

 Jim is survived by his daughters Samantha (Timothy) Schmidt and Heather (Robert) Gadwa, his son Kenneth (Catherine) Fennema, his grandchildren Emmett, Anthony, Caitlin, and Marcus, and his siblings Helen Borst and Tony Fennema .

 He is preceded in death by his brothers John, Mike, and Louis, his sisters Donna and Pat, and his parents.




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