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“Sorry we will not be able to attend. Condolence to all! ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Jim & Barb Brielmaier - Mankato, MN

“My condolences to the family. I worked with Jim at the DeMonte plant and later with Sokely in Wells. Jim graded the peas when they arrived at the...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Mike Beckmann - Wells, MN

“Dear Mary and the family of James. After reading his obituary, I remembered James told me that I have the same first name as your Father. I too was...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Laddie Dosedel - North Mankato, MN

“Hi Mary, so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Joan Pyzick Evan - Minnesota Lake, MN

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James Thomas Kurgan, age 63 of Wells, MN died August 5, 2019. Burial in St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery will be private. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family. In Lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials to NAMI of Minnesota. To leave an online condolence, please visit

James Thomas was born October 29, 1955 in Wells, MN to Ladislas "Laddie" and Charlotte (Beese) Kurgan. James graduated Wells High School, the class of 1974. James worked at the family's grocery store in Wells for many years. He was also employed by the canning factory in Wells. Later he worked for Taylor Corp in Mankato. He liked visiting with his family and friends, reading, watching sports and working crossword puzzles.

James is survived by sister, Mary Kurgan (Wayne Klinkner) of Sartell, MN and also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

James is preceded in death by his parents, and a nephew Nathan.