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James Harvey McKenzie

April 26, 1935 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

James McKenzie Obituary

James "Red" McKenzie, age 88, of Kimball died on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at his residence in Kimball with family at his side.

Memorial Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2024, at Kimball Christian Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Maine Prairie Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Kimball Christian Church Building Fund.

James Harvey McKenzie was born on April 26, 1935, in his beloved hometown of Kimball, Minnesota to James and Elnora (Schacht) McKenzie. He grew up in Watkins, along with his three siblings. Red was a 1953 graduate of Kimball High School. On May 5, 1956, Jim was united in marriage to Darlene M. Linn at the Church of Christ in Kimball, where they have remained members. Following his graduation, Red worked for Lakeland Bakery in St. Cloud. He began in sales and retired as a sales supervisor.

Red was a man of many passions and pursuits. Red and Darlene loved to travel the country in their RV. Red took pride in maintaining and cleaning his RV and vehicles. He also enjoyed camping, boating, and snowmobiling. Red relished being in the company of friends and family, sharing laughter, stories, and creating lasting memories.

Red is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Darlene of Kimball; sons, Jeff (Diane) of Watertown, MN and Jay (Cathy) of Ahmeek, MI; his two favorite grandchildren, Andy (Johnna) and Jenni McKenzie (Matt Hengel); and one great-grandchild, Quinn. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Elnora; and siblings, Jeanetta Gross, Shelva Steman, and Jerry McKenzie.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the CentraCare Hospice Team and neighbors who supported Red and his family in his final days. Arrangements entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Kimball.

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April 12, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Kimball Christian Church
241 State Hwy. 55 W.
Kimball, MN 55353
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Memorial Service
April 12, 2024

2:00 PM
Kimball Christian Church
241 State Hwy. 55 W.
Kimball, MN 55353
Guaranteed delivery before the Memorial Service begins

This event will be live-streamed


Kimball Christian Church - Building Fund
241 State Hwy 55, Kimball MN 55353
Tel: 1-320-398-3660


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