James Lye

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James A. Lye

December 11, 1942 - December 30, 2018

James A. Lye, 76, of Danvers, Minnesota, Marysland Township, Swift County, died Sunday evening, December 30, 2018, at the Swift County Benson Hospital.

Visitation was Saturday, January 5, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Big Bend Lutheran Church in Big Bend, followed by the funeral  service at  1:30 p.m. Interment was in the West Bank Cemetery.  

James Andrew Lye was born December 11, 1942, at the Swift County Hospital in Benson, the son of Bennie and Helen (Larson) Lye. He was baptized and confirmed at the West Bank Lutheran Church. He grew up in the Danvers area and attended country school in District #62 and Benson High School. James served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After the war, he returned to the farm in Marysland Township.

Farming was something Jim truly loved, it was his life. He enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Danvers Liquor Store. In visiting with Jim you were sure to hear him share his favorite saying “Goldarn type of thing.” He was called from this life Sunday evening, December 30, at the Swift County Benson Hospital. He attained the age of 76 years and 19 days.

He is survived by his brother Edward (Ruth) Lye of Akron, Colorado; his sister Gloria (Dwayne) Preheim, of Parker, South Dakota, two nieces, four nephews, and several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bennie and Helen and his brother Donald “Doc” Lye.

Zniewski Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.  Blessed be his memory.

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