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1942 James 2023

James Houle

April 27, 1942 — July 19, 2023

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James Mark Houle, age 81, of Shoreview, Minnesota, passed away surrounded by family on July 19, 2023. He is preceded in death by parents, Mark and Dorothy (Grieman) Houle, and sister, Mary Ann Rehbein.  Survived by his loving wife, Engracia; son, Gregory (Michelle) Houle; daughters, Lana (Randy) Spencer and Marcia (Kevin) Watson; step-daughters, Lisa Owens and Anna Hanson (Michael Smith), and step-son, Dennis (Heidi) Downhour, Jr.; 17 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Eileen (Richard) Lodyga, Margaret Weldon, Therese (Joseph) Gitzen; other family and friends. Jim was born April 27, 1942, and graduated from White Bear Lake High School, Class of 1960, he worked for the First State Bank of Hugo for 20 years and in the computer networking industry for the remainder of his career. He loved spending time with family, serving with the Hugo Lion's Club and Knights of Columbus, ballroom dancing, bowling, hunting, fishing, golf, cribbage and 500.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 28, 2023 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 835 2nd Ave NW, New Brighton, Minnesota with a luncheon to follow.  Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a rosary at 7:00 p.m., Thursday at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to mass at the church Friday.  Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Forest Lake, Minnesota.

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Visitation

Thursday, July 27, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service

343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025

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Rosary

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service

343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025

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Visitation

Friday, July 28, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St John the Baptist Catholic Church

835 2nd Ave NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

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Mass

Friday, July 28, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St John the Baptist Catholic Church

835 2nd Ave NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

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Burial

Friday, July 28, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Forest Lake, MN 55025

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