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James Leon Pender
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Obituary for James Leon Pender

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Chisholm Assembly of God Church, 430 Iron Drive, Chisholm, MN, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor Lloyd Olds, Pastor Brent Hanson and Pastor Celia Gauthier will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Chisholm.

James Leon Pender, 79, longtime Balkan Township resident, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Fairview Range Medical Center, Hibbing. He was born August 15, 1938, in Carson Lake, MN, to Rudolph and Katherine (Johnson) Pender, Sr. He was united in marriage on September 21, 1956, to JoAnn Thronson.

James was a member of Meadowlands Assembly of God Church, sang and played music at area nursing homes and assisted living homes, was a former Royal Rangers leader at Hibbing Assembly of God Church, and a former worship leader at Chisholm Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed helping as caretaker at Camp Victory. James was active in his church and also attended the Chisholm Assembly of God Church. He loved camping with his family and fishing. He was always our star attraction at our Christmas gathering and get-togethers with his music.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Pender (Thronson); children, Karen (Tim Hannan) Pender, Charlene (Jerry Sr.) Miersch, Jeanette (Duane) Doble, Becky (Brent) Hanson, and Richard (Connie) Pender; 16 grandkids, 39 great-grandkids, 2 great-great-grandkids, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudoph and Katherine Pender; two brothers; two sisters; and one great-grandson.

To sign the guest book online and leave a memorial message, go to: www.ruppfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

17

Mar

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chisholm Assembly of God Church

430 Iron Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

Celebration of Life

Saturday

17

Mar

3:00 PM
Chisholm Assembly of God Church

430 Iron Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

Psalm 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

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