James D. Antonson, 80, of Hutchinson, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. No services will be held at this time.
James Dale Antonson was born on November 30, 1937, in Granite Falls. He was the son of Clarence Arthur and Ann Mathilda (Johnson) Antonson. James was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at First Lutheran Church in Granite Falls. He received his education in Granite Falls, and was a graduate of the Granite Falls High School Class of 1955.
James entered active military service on June 28, 1955, and served his country during the Korean War. He received an Honorable Discharge on January 15, 1963, and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. On June 18, 1956, James was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Harris at Offett Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. This marriage was blessed with four children, James, Tami, Sandra, and Christy.
James and Nancy resided in Granite Falls, and later moved to Big Fork, Minnesota. They shared 62 years of marriage. James was employed as a Telephone Warehouse Supervisor in Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa. He retired in 1988.
James was a member of Junior Achievement. James enjoyed being outside hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed traveling and coaching softball. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends. When James needed assistance with his daily care, he became a resident at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson on August 5, 2018.
He passed away there on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the age of 80 years.
James is survived by his wife, Nancy Antonson of Hutchinson; children: James Lynn Antonson and his wife, Shirley, of Lester Prairie; Tami Anne Martin of Waconia; Sandra Marie Antonson and her wife, Cheri Lezer, of Burnsville; Christy Jean Antonson of Minneapolis; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and another on the way; and many other relatives and friends. James is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ann Antonson; son-in-law, Todd Martin; and brother, Donald Antonson. Arrangements by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapels in Hutchinson.