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Burreson, James Charles -- 1943 - 2009


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 1/1/2010 at 18:25:06

Jim Burreson, 65, of Decorah

Services were Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Decorah Lutheran Church for Jim Burreson, 65, of Decorah. Rev. James Glesne officiated. Interment was in the St. Benedict’s Catholic Cemetery in Decorah. Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, Decorah, was in charge of arrangements. Jim died Tuesday, Nov. 24, at his home.

James “Jim” Charles Burreson was born Nov. 27, 1943, to Everett and Alma (Linderbaum) Burreson in Decorah. Jim graduated from Decorah High School in 1961. He attended the University of Iowa and then graduated from Luther College in 1965. Jim married Pam Lampman Aug. 25, 1969, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chicago, Il. In December 1971, Jim and Pam moved to Decorah, where Jim worked for Knut Hamre at Hamre Shoes.

In 1972, Jim purchased the shoe business from Huns Bergsrud and operated Jim’s Shoes until his death. Jim loved to go fishing and to fish “up north” in Minnesota. He also enjoyed gardening, golfing, cooking and his Lionel train, but above all, Jim loved his family. Jim was a member of the Decorah Lutheran Church. He served on the Winneshiek County Board of Health and the Phelps Cemetery Board.

Jim’s survivors include his three children: Dawn (Erik) Lindgren, Arvada, Colo.; Matthew (Jerita) Houston, Texas; Rachel (Jeff Bray) Burreson, North Liberty; one grandson, Hunter Bray; one uncle, Lawrence (Evelyn) Linderbaum, Monona; two aunts, Marie Linderbaum, Ossian, and Marian Linderbaum, Castalia, along with several nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Burreson Jan. 1984 and Alma Burreson Sept. 2008; his wife, Pamela Burreson on June 4, 1985; one brother David Jan. 1999.

Fayette Leader newspaper
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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