James “Jim” Lawrence Krick, 58, Monticello, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
A time of remembrance and celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 E. Broadway, Monticello, Minn. on Saturday, Oct. 20, with visitation from 2-3 p.m. and a funeral service at 3 p.m. Lunch will be shared following the service from 4-7 p.m., at the Monticello American Legion, 304 Elm Street, Monticello. The family will gather for a private interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Jim was born April 15, 1954, in St. Cloud to Harold and Bernadine (Pelzer) Krick. The family moved to Sauk Centre, Minn. in 1967, where they opened Krick’s Shoe Repair. Jim attended elementary school in St. Cloud and graduated from Sauk Centre High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1972 and married his high school sweetheart, Mary Jane Zaczkowski, on Feb. 22, 1975, in Sauk Centre.
Jim was employed for many years with Brushmasters in Plymouth, Minn., and most recently with Polycam in Anoka, Minn. He was a member of Freedom Flight, an armed services organization advocating for prisoners-of-war (POW) and the missing-in-action (MIA). Jim intensely loved his country, the United States of America, and supported many patriotic efforts throughout his life.
He is survived by his loving wife, Monticello; son Jason (Deanna); daughter Jami (Brent); four grandchildren; brothers, Dennis and Tom (Lois), Sauk Centre; Ron (Carrie) and Robert, St. Cloud; and sister Deborah Breitbach, Elrosa, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant granddaughter Hailey Maureen Krick.