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Jim E. Rardin

NISSWA — Jim E. Rardin, age 85, of Nisswa, passed away on Oct. 25, 2012, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born in Fairview Township to James and Sadie (Vansickel) Rardin. He married Janice Peterson on Dec. 1, 1951. Jim and Janice had four children.

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, dancing, travelling, reading, visiting with friends, and spending summer days at the Rardin family cabin on the Gull River.

He never retired. He still owned and operated Rardin Construction.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Janice; children, Jeff (Sue), of St. Paul, Jill (Dean) Johnson, of Pillager, Minn., Jay (Angie), of Nisswa, Jon (Karen), of Nisswa; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother; seven sisters; mother-in-law and father-in-law; and brother-in-law.

Visitation on Monday, Oct. 29 from 4-7 p.m. at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.

Funeral service on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. Lakewood Evangelical Church, Baxter, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Officiating at the service will be Pastor Hector Merced of First Lutheran Church of Pillager.

Interment at Gull River Cemetery in Sylvan Township.

Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Family being served by:

Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home

Brainerd, 218-829-3581