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James Ingeman

September 14, 1950 — February 5, 2020

James Bryce “Jim” Ingeman, 69, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at his home in Fountain Hills, AZ, with his beloved wife and family.

Jim was born on September 14, 1950, in Hallock, MN, the son of the late Morris and Loes (Johnson) Ingeman. He grew up near Humboldt, MN, and graduated from Humboldt High School. He attended Moorhead State University and later, the Colorado Graduate School of Banking. After college graduation, he worked in banking in Hallock, MN and Anita, IA.  In 1976 he began employment with the Audubon State Bank in Iowa, and it was there that he met his love and best friend for life, Lori Weber. In 1984 Jim took a new position in Karlstad, MN, and in June of 1986 accepted the position as President of the Crookston National Bank, now known as Northern Sky Bank. He retired in 2019. Jim was active in the banking industry, his church, and community. He was especially proud of being a founding Board Member of the UMC Teambackers and his support of pediatric therapy. He helped create the “Dancing in the Sky” multi-sensory therapy room at Riverview Hospital in Crookston.

Jim and Lori were united in marriage on April 10,1982 in Audubon, IA. Through the following years they would be blessed with three children: Sara, Dustin, and Molly; and two beautiful granddaughters, Piper Charlotte Anderson and Parker Grace Anderson, whom they took great pride in.

Jim will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving husband, proud father, distinguished banker, helper to many, pheasant hunter, fisherman and world traveler. He was so humble and kind. He treasured the time spent with family and friends. May we never forget his genuine smile and that twinkle in his eyes.

Jim’s memory will be cherished and kept alive by his wife of 37 years, Lori of Crookston, MN; 3 children and son-in-law: Sara and Mitch Anderson and their daughters, Piper and Parker of Minneapolis, MN; Dustin Ingeman of Crookston, MN; and Molly Ingeman of Minneapolis, MN; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Cheryl and Dale Dunn of LaPorte, MN, and Cari and John Hanzel of Brandon, SD; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Rebecca Ingeman of Moorhead, MN, and David and Sharon Ingeman of Roseau, MN; father-in-law, Dean Weber of Audubon, IA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Dennis and Kathy Weber of Boone, IA; Lana and Rick Wanninger of Surprise, AZ; and Diane and Johann Hausfelder of Batavia, NY; as well as, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Loes Ingeman; mother-in-law, Charlotte Weber; sister-in-law, Denise Weber Kysor; nephew, Jason Dunn; and niece, Desiree Wanninger.

A Memorial Service celebrating Jim’s life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston with The Rev. Greg Isaacson officiating. Visitation with the family will be at Trinity Lutheran Church on Friday, February 14th, from 5:00-7:00 pm, with a 7:00 pm prayer service and time of sharing. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Inurnment will take place in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon, IA at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Riverview Foundation* for the ‘Dancing in the Sky’ multi-sensory therapy room or Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston.*Please make checks payable to Riverview Foundation and include in the memo “Dancing in the Sky Room – Jim Ingeman”. Donations can be mailed to 323 South Minnesota Street, Crookston, MN 56716.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

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