RIP Jimmy Hedlund
Tough news from the motherland of Roseau, Minnesota.
Jimmy Hedlund has passed away.
A Funeral Service for Jim Hedlund of Roseau, MN will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Moe Lutheran Church in Roseau, MN. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 5-7PM, with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau, MN and also one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Alzheimer’s – A Walk to Remember, c/o Paula Peterson, 303B 8th Ave SE, Roseau, MN 56751.
James “Jim” LeRoy Hedlund was born on August 21, 1947 to Chester and Fern (Snow) Hedlund in Roseau, MN.
Jim grew up on a dairy farm. He enjoyed the rural life and developed a lifelong love of hunting, fishing, and “tinkering”. He graduated from Roseau High School in 1965. Jim and Beverly Norquist were married on December 21, 1968. Jim was employed by two snowmobile companies – Brutanza Engineering of Brooten, MN and Polaris Industries of Roseau, MN. At Polaris he was also a member of the race team, “The Midnight Blue Express”. Following Chester’s retirement, Jim took over his turkey operation from 1982 – 1995.
Jim started his own business in 1996 with a multi-station press which he built himself. It was for rebuilding crankshafts for snowmobiles and watercraft. Jim could build and fix absolutely anything!
Jim passed away at the Warroad Care Center at the age of 74 on November 3, 2021. He is survived by his wife Bev; son Darren (Carrie); grandchildren Beau, Camdyn and Taylor of Roseau; brother Carson (Peggy) of Roseau and sister Pam Nelson (Carl Kiser) of Wadena, MN and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Fern Hedlund.
Further details and up to date information at Helgeson’s Funeral Home.