James Brelje, age 42, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at his home in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Private Memorial Service.
Visitation will be held Sunday, February 21, 2016, from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Johnson – McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota.
James ‘Jim” Howard Brelje was born on August 4, 1973 in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was the son of Howard and Shirley (Rath) Brelje. He was baptized as an infant on August 19, 1973, by Pastor Nathan Castens and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 26, 1987, by Pastor Harvey G. Kath both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. He received his education at Glencoe Public High School.
Jim lived most of his life in Glencoe, Minnesota, but did reside for about 4 years in Apache Junction, Arizona. He worked at Seneca for four years and was currently working at Bongards. He was a member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Jim enjoyed his time living in Arizona, doing yardwork, gardening, and mechanical work and especially loved his dog’s, Ava Marie, Harley, Kayla and Berta.
Jim passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at his home in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 42 years and 6 months and 12 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Jim is survived by his:
Mother, Shirley Brelje of Glencoe, MN;
Siblings, Brad Brelje and his wife, Colleen, of Reading, PA,
Brett Brelje and his wife, Kathryn, of Glencoe, MN,
Rhonda Libbesmeier and her husband, Randy, of Kimball, MN,
David Brelje and his wife, Brenda, of Brownton, MN;
Dog, Ava Marie;
Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Jim is preceded in death by his Father, Howard Brelje; Grandparents, Arthur Brelje and his wife, Christine, Emil Rath and his wife, Irene.