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James Stanton

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Dec. 13, 1946-June 9, 2009

Former Frazee resident James E. Stanton, 63, of Vergas, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at the Clearwater County Hospital in Bagley, Minn.

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James Elmer Stanton was born to Walter and Rachael (Gansbery) Stanton on Dec. 13, 1946 in Detroit Lakes. He was a 1964 graduate of Frazee High School and served with the U.S. Air Force, 1965-69. Following his discharge, Jim returned to Frazee, where he did construction work and also worked as a bartender. He retired in 1989 due to ill health.

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and canning. He was a past member of the Becker County Disabled American Veterans and John Bridges American Legion Post 15.

Surviving Jim are his daughter, Rachael Stanton of Moorhead; son, James W. Stanton of Pelican Rapids; two grandchildren; three sisters, Judi (Rod) Lydell of Osage (his twin), Doris (Gene) Schermerhorn of Callaway and Brenda (Ron) Severson of Bemidji; and a brother, Don (Judy) Stanton of Grand Junction, Colo.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Larry.

There will be a time of gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 5 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, and the visitation will continue for one hour prior to services on Monday.

Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, July 6 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home, which is serving the family. Memories of James may be shared online at www.daviddonehower.com.

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