A Celebration of Life for James Shoen, 83, Truman, MN will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, Truman with Rev. Krista Strum officiating. Interment will take place at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, rural Truman. Jim died on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Mayo Health System-Fairmont. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 5-7:00 pm at Zaharia Family Funeral & Cremation Service of Truman and one hour before the services in the church.
James Clayton Shoen was born to Cecil and Joy (Follet) Shoen on April 17, 1932 in Fairmont, MN. He was baptized December 28, 1947 at the Truman Church of Christ and joined Trinity Lutheran Church, Truman in 1959. Jim graduated from Truman High School in 1950. On July 20, 1958 James was united in marriage to Barbara Haugen in Wells, MN. He lived on the same farm since he was ten months old. Jim was a farmer and milked cows for many years. He served as a 4-H leader, on the DHIA Board, Farm Bureau Board and also served on the church council.
Poppa taught us that a tractor should be green, always have fun, treasure your family above all else, it’s ok to goose your spouse in front of everyone, cows are black and white, never pass up wine, pancakes and ice cream should always be homemade, the world’s best cookies are his homemade M & M cookies served frozen from a Pringle’s can and finally, to leave everyone wanting just one more day.
Left to mourn Jim are his wife of 57 years, Barb of Truman; 2 sons, Tom (Teresa) of Canton, GA and Peter of Rush City; daughters, Connie (Tim) Brammeier of Holt, MO and Carolyn (Darrel) Drevlow of Truman; ten grandchildren, Rebecca (Aaron) Edwards, Trista Shoen, Daniel Shoen, Amanda Shoen, Abby Namken, Katelyn Brammeier, Jacob (Abby) Shoen, Matthew (Adriann) Brammeier, Ciera Drevlow and Brytni Drevlow; one great granddaughter, Remi Jo Shoen; one brother, Ronald and two sisters, Lucille Schutte and Cathy Chamberlain. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; a daughter-in-law; two brothers and one sister.
Memorial contributions may be left to Trinity Lutheran Church, Truman, MN.