James R. Malek

James Roger Malek, 72, of Minneapolis, Forest Lake and then Trego, Wis., died Wednesday, July 17.

Born to S. Kenneth and Elsie. Dear husband of JoAnn (Welschinger) for 47 years. Father and friend to Peter (Melissa), Lynn (Woody) Molinaro, Nathan (Kari), Adam, and Naomi (Chad) Deegan. Grandfather of Tyler, Jessica, Tallon, McKaylie and Mataya.

Graduate of DeLaSalle High School and University of Minnesota, with a BS in chemical engineering. He was a longtime employee of Honeywell, Inc., a canoe builder, ski patrol member and instructor, marathon runner and so much more.

A memorial service at Elim Lutheran Church, Scandia, was on Tuesday, July 23. Private interment.

Memorial gifts suggested to Struthers Parkinson Center, 6701 Country Club Drive, Golden Valley, MN 55427.

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