James P. LeTourneau
July 10, 1927 - February 9, 2013
Biography

James P. LeTourneau was born on July 10, 1927, in St. James, Minnesota to Louis and Joanna (Johannes) LeTourneau. He received his education from the Windom Public Schools and graduated in 1945. On August 25, 1945, Jim enlisted in the United States Army and served until being honorably discharged on January 21, 1947.

On July 10, 1961, Jim was united in marriage to Joyce Handevidt in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with one son, Michael. After their marriage, Jim and Joyce lived in Windom where Jim worked many different jobs. He owned and operated the Windom State Theater, worked in the payroll department at Toro, DX Gas Station, and as the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church custodian. Jim also owned and operated Windom Monument for over forty years.

Jim's health began to decline recently and he passed away on Saturday morning, February 9, 2013, at the Windom Area Hospital at the age of 85 years.

Jim was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Windom. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #206, Veteran of Foreign War, Knights of Columbus, and the Eagles Aerie 3891.

Jim is survived by his wife, Joyce LeTourneau of Windom; one brother-in-law, Maynard Handevidt and his wife, LaVerne, of Jackson; one sister-in-law, Myrtle LeTourneau of Windom; two nephews, Louis and Jerry LeTourneau, two nieces, Mary Ann LeTourneau and Jane Morris of Jackson; several great-nieces and nephews; and special cousins, Fred and Doreen Rabbe of Trimont and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael LeTourneau; brother, George LeTourneau; and nephew, Jimmy LeTourneau.

Blessed be the memory of James P. LeTourneau.
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Sat, February 16, 2013
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Location

LaCanne Family Funeral Home - Windom
2280 6th Avenue
Windom, MN 56101


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Date & Time

Sat, February 16, 2013
11:00 AM


Location

LaCanne Family Funeral Home - Windom
2280 6th Avenue
Windom, MN 56101


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Janel E.
Feb 24, 2013

Jim was such a kind man to many people to both friends and strangers. I'll always remember all the time he spent at St. Francis doing the custodial work and especially seeing him sitting in his favorite chair on Sunda... more

Feb 24, 2013
Jim was such a kind man to many people to both friends and strangers. I'll always remember all the time he spent at St. Francis doing the custodial work and especially seeing him sitting in his favorite chair on Sundays for Mass.

Janel E.
Allen Eichner
Feb 19, 2013

Allways kind man.

Mary Alice (Olson) Brown
Feb 19, 2013

Joyce, So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. The LeTourneau family was so much a part of my young years when I was selling popcorn at the theatre. Jim was so special.Always enjoyed our visits when I came back to Minneso... more

Feb 19, 2013
Joyce, So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. The LeTourneau family was so much a part of my young years when I was selling popcorn at the theatre. Jim was so special.Always enjoyed our visits when I came back to Minnesota.

Mary Alice (Olson) Brown
Jackie Jurgens
Feb 15, 2013

Joyce, I am sorry to hear about Jim's death. He was a wonderful man.

Diane Ramsey
Feb 15, 2013

Joyce, As far as I know, from the beginning of my life to age 4-4 1/2 we lived next door to Jim in the little quonset house between his and the Pine Inn Drive-In. After we moved, I often visited he and Nora with my mot... more

Feb 15, 2013
Joyce, As far as I know, from the beginning of my life to age 4-4 1/2 we lived next door to Jim in the little quonset house between his and the Pine Inn Drive-In. After we moved, I often visited he and Nora with my mother. My mother spent several years working for him. He was one of the nicest and kindest men I have ever known. Of course then there were the years at the theater and what I remember the most was the best popcorn in the world and it only cost a dime. The last time I saw Jim was when my mom passed away. He came up and asked if I knew who he was. Of course I did. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. The world lost a wonderful guy.

Diane Ramsey
Slim & Ruth Sinnamon
Feb 15, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your loved one. We knew Jim working at Toro he was a great guy.

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