Reverend James Arthur Almquist age 86, of Brainerd, MN died on December 30, 2013 at his home. He was born on March 30, 1927 in Omaha, Nebraska to Arthur and Edna (Larson) Almquist. He was ordained as an ELCA Lutheran pastor with 60 years of parish and chaplain ministries. He served at the Chisago Lake Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife Janet; daughters; Deborah (Glenn) Godsey of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Beckie (Randy Cole) Richards of Superior, WI and Linda Miller of Austin, TX; one son, Mark Weaver of Ironton; 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents; one daughter, Julie Stanich and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 7 pm Friday, January 3, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Visitation will be from 5 pm until the time of services at the church. Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby, 218-546-5531