Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Hillman, MN with Father Greg Poser officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Rita’s Parish Cemetery in Hillman, MN. Friends may call from 4-8 P.M. on Friday, November 23, 2012 at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz, MN and from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. on Saturday at St. Rita’s Catholic Church. Parish prayers will be said at 7:00 P.M. on Friday at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz, MN. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz, MN.
James was born March 27, 1963, in Golden Valley, to Carolyn (Seelen) and the late Cleo Hoheisel. He grew up and attended school in the Pierz and Harding area. James has spent the last 23 years committed to the love of his life Rocky. As an occupation James worked installing siding and roofing homes. Most recently he has been landscaping and doing tree service work. In his free time he enjoyed hunting grouse and deer, as well as fishing, and spearing. James had a big heart especially for his grandchildren and any other small child. He also enjoyed John Wayne movies and any other movie that was as old as the dinosaurs. If he need guidance James would stop and visit with the older men that had knowledge and he always said, “If you listen to them close enough one can learn a lot of wisdom.” James also enjoyed traveling for work or just driving down the local country roads viewing the scenery. The section patrolman will be dearly missed by the section neighbors. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
James is survived by wife, Rocky Hoheisel of Hillman; mother, Carol Hoheisel of Pierz; children, April Vanrisseghem of Seattle, Wash., Amanda (Nathan) Okroi of Fort Ripley, Ashley Hoheisel of Minneapolis and Krystal (Everett) Davis of Fergus Falls; brother, Jeff (Ginger) Hoheisel of Hillman; sister, Jill Hoheisel of Zimmerman; grandchildren, Brandon, Charlie, Terryontae, Kamora, Tayveon, Terrianna and Tayler; godmother, Karen Carver; godchildren, Ronnie Girtz Jr. and Summer Meyer; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
James was preceded in death by father, Cleo Hoheisel; grandparents, Carl and Anne Hoheisel, Joseph ‘Baker’ Seelen and Dellie Brausen and three little angels.
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