James William Read

Saturday, November 20, 2010

On the morning of Nov. 16, 2010, James William Read, was called to rest with Christ. Jim was born on April 19, 1923, to Martin and Inez (Long) Read in Spencer. Jim graduated from Arnolds Park, where he met his high school sweetheart and future wife, Juanita Delores Reynolds.

Jim is survived by his children: Nancy (Bill) Dvorak, Rochester, Minn., Tech.Sgt (USAF retired) Rodney (Mary Margaret) Read, Ledbetter, Texas, Rose (Rev. Dennis) Tamke, Austin, Minn., Roger (Lori) Read, Lyle, Minn., Maynard Read, Rochester, Minn., and Kay LaRae (Andrew) Lynch, Kettering, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers: Dave (Mary) Read, Warsaw, Ind., and Richard (Lola) Read, Lake Park, sister, Mary (Merle) Neimann, Ankeny; brother-in-law: Melvin Haden, Lytton; sisters-in-law: Clara Nelson, Fort Dodge, and Rae Dass, Lakefield, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at First United Methodist, Austin, Minn. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Monday from 4-7 p.m. and for one hour before the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorials are preferred to the First United Methodist Church or to Cedar City Cemetery.