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James "Jim" W. Gorman

James "Jim" W. Gorman

Jim Gorman, 83, of Blackduck MN passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Bemidji Sanford Hospital. He was born on December 29, 1933 to Tom and Helen (Pemble) Gorman. He graduated from Bemidji High School in 1951. He married Elizabeth Danielson & they had 2 children, Jeff & Jill. He & Lib were divorced. He later married Judy Blakely Heathman. Judy had a son, Don Heathman. Jim & Judy adopted 2 babies, Tom & Scott, & moved to Chetek WI, where he taught in the middle school until retiring in 1997. They moved to Rabideau Lake, near Blackduck & lived there for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Judy, daughter Jill Gorman, stepson Don Heathman, son Tom Gorman (Angel), son Scott Gorman, Granddaughters Jackie (James) Holman, Alexandra Gorman, grandsons Mike Gorman, Matthew (Leah) Heathman, & great grandchildren Billy Gorman, & Audrey, Catherine, Samuel & Adelaide Heathman. He was preceded by parents, son Jeff, sister Kathy Peters, grandson Andrew & nephews John Peters & John Peters Jr.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct. 14th, 2 p.m. at Blackduck First Presbyterian Church, with visitation at the church at 1 p.m. Memorials may be given to the church or Blackduck History & Art Center. Messages of condolence may be left to