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James Bates

James Bates

Former Detroit Lakes resident James L. Bates died on October 3, 2013 at his residence in Rifle, Colo.

Jim graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1962 and Moorhead State University in 1966. He was self-employed.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Chester and Clara Bates; his grandparents; an infant brother; his grandson; former wife, Tamara Earl; two brothers-in-law and a niece.

Survivors include his four children, Jared (Lindsey), Angie, Kim (Aaron) Wise and Mitch Bates; and two sisters.