James J. Armstrong

James Junior Armstrong, 86, Brook Park, formerly of Forest Lake, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012. He was the former owner of Armstrong Nursery and Flower Shop in Sauk Centre and secretary of the Stearns County Fairground.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30 at Mattson Funeral Home 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake.

The family will greet friends at 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be at Twitchell Cemetery, Lino Lakes.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, Lavella “Tula”;  children, James (Ellie) Armstrong, David (Federica) Armstrong, and Deborah Armstrong; Tula’s children: Donald (Maryanne) Flesvig, Peter (Chris) Flesvig, Nancy Richter, Tom Flesvig, and Rose  Mary (Dan) Dunn; grandchildren, Michael and Isabel Armstrong; many more grandchildren and great-grand children; sisters, Marcella Whitman, Margaret (George) Ahlstrom; brothers, Gerald (Charlene) Armstrong, Richard (Joanne) Armstrong; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Erma; parents, James and Anna (Johnson) Armstrong; brothers, Ronald Armstrong, Kenneth Armstrong, and Tim Armstrong.

Cards and memorials may be sent to the family in care of Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025.