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James 'Jim' Edward Sharp

James "Jim" Edward Sharp, 73, of Menahga, died Thursday, April 2, 2009 at Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga.

He was born on July 15, 1935 to Edward and Lucille (Lyman) Sharp at Wesley Hospital in Wadena. He grew up on a farm in Wadena County and attended school at White Oak in rural Sebeka.

After school, he worked doing drywall and trazzel work for Aragoni Brothers. He worked in many cities including San Francisco and Oklahoma City.

He married Carol Sherk on Dec. 28, 1956. They had seven children.

He is survived by five children: Gary (Anna), of Fargo, N.D., Timothy (Rhonda), of Park Rapids, Dan, of Hunter, Cheri (John) Christensen, of Menahga, and Rick, of Park Rapids; 11 grandchildren; three brothers: Tom (Deb), of Sebeka, Dale (Geraldine), of Coon Rapids, and Jack (Val), of Sebeka; and a sister, Pat (Les) Berglin, of Coon Rapids.

He was preceded in death by two sons: Gregory and Jeffrey; and a grandson, Greg Jr.

Memorial service: Saturday, April 4 at Assembly of God Church in Menahga with Rev. Robert Smith officiating.

Honorary casket bearers: All who knew and loved him.