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James "Jim" Vorderbruggen

James "Jim"


James "Jim" Vorderbruggen, 50, of Clearbrook, Minnesota died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Bagley, Minnesota with Father Manuel Sundaram officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, March 14 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bagley, Minnesota. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.

Jim was born on February 27, 1964 at Bagley, Minnesota the son of George and Eileen (Petersen) Vorderbruggen. Jim graduated from Bagley High School in 1982. He worked for numerous pipeline companies in Minnesota, Alaska and North Dakota. He married Terri Staehnke on June 4, 1988 at Bagley, Minnesota. In the late 1990s Jim and Terri purchased the Main Street Service in Gonvick. While working at Main Street, he made many friends. Jim was known and will be remembered for his love for children and giving out suckers to them when they came into the station. In 2005, Jim went to work for Enbridge Pipeline and became Area Supervisor. He was very proud of his two children Karla who was born on May 27, 1989 and Joshua was born on December 28, 1990. Jims favorite past time was riding his Harley Davidson and spending time with his family and friends. Jim was a man of many talents.

He is survived by his wife Terri of Clearbrook, MN; Daughter Karla Vorderbruggen of Bemidji, MN;Son -Josh Vorderbruggen of Clearbrook, MN; Mother Eileen Vorderbruggen of Bagley, MMN; Brothers George (Debbie) Vorderbruggen and Tom (Wendy) Vorderbruggen both of Bagley, MN; Sisters Sue (Mike) Monsrud of Park Rapids, MN; Janet (Mike) Dominick and Jennifer (Kory) Anderson of Bagley, MN; Mother-in-law and Father-in-law Rod and Margret Staehnke of Bagley, MN;Sister-in-law Lori (Dave) Spray of Gonvick, MN;Brother-in-law Todd (Eva) Staehnke of Shevlin, MN;Numerous nieces and nephews;Three special little girls Taylor, Payton, and Blake who called him "Grandpa Jim". He was preceded in death by his father George. Messages of condolences may be left at