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James S. Tjernagel Obituary


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“Dear Joan, We were saddened to hear of Jim's passing and sorry that we missed the funeral. May you be held in the arm's of our dear Savior. Our...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Liz and Jeff Dietsche

“OH, Dear friends in Christ. We were so sorry to hear about your Husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend. You are All in our prayers...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Joanne & Darryl Anderson - Walker, MN

“Tjernagel family - You are all in my prayers during this time. How blessed you are to have the knowledge that your husband and father is enjoying...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Erin LaPointe - Monroe, MI

“Uncle Jim had a way of connecting with people that was amazing. He found a way to bond the two of you that was special and private, so it became...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Schaewe - Huntersville, NC

“Dear members of Jim's family, Please rest assured that Jim is in heaven. I will truly miss his sense of humor and his dedication to the LORD.\ May...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Bruce W. Braun - WI - friend

“Imagine our pleasant surprise as David and I were sitting in a classroom and at the front of the classroom, Jim and his friend were the instructors!...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: David and Barbara Turner - MN

“Jim is a dedicated servant of Christ. As a leader, he was always pursuing new ways to share Jesus. His commitment to Christian education demonstrated...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Pastor Jon Leach - Cottage Grove, MN

“My deepest sympathies to my Aunt Joan, Jeff, Jody, Jonathan, Julie, Joelle & all of your families. Prayers are with you & sending love & hugs to all:...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Beth (Tjernagel) Schaewe - NC

“Your journey has just begun. May it be one of peaceful bliss as you walk with the Lord. May your soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Ray & Sandy Emery - GLENDALE, AZ

“Your journey has just begun. May it be one of peaceful bliss as you walk with the Lord. May your soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sandy Emery - GLENDALE, AZ

“Soft spoken, gentle, kind, sincere, funny, patient, understanding,Christ centered, strong, loving. These are just a few of the things I admired most...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Amy Tjernagel - New ulm, MN

“The internet isn't a big enough place to write all the memories I have of my dad. He is missed incredibly and loved always, and I'm still a little...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jeff Tjernagel

“The internet isn't a big enough place to write all the memories I have of my dad. He is missed incredibly and loved always, and I'm still a little...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Jeff Tjernagel


James S. Tjernagel, age 67, of Cottage Grove, passed away on October 12, 2012. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by wife, Joan; children, Jeffrey (Amy), Jody (Nathan) Bitter, Jonathan (Kelsi), Julie, and Joelle (Nick) Price; 14 grandchildren; brothers, Gerald (Gwen), John (Judy), and other extended family and friends. Jim was a devoted servant of the Lord. Visitation 4-8 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove. Funeral Service 11 a.m., Monday, October 15, 2012, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 1000 Portland Ave., St. Paul Park with visitation one hour prior at the church. Interment at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Nicollet, MN. Memorials preferred to St. Andrew's Lutheran Church or Martin Luther College.

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