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James Willard Morin

October 15, 1937 — July 4, 2022

Proctor

James “Jim” Willard Morin passed away surrounded by family on July 4th, 2022 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was born on October 15, 1937 to James J. and Elaine M. (Lyons) Morin in Duluth, Minnesota. Jim graduated from Crosby Ironton high school in 1955. After completing telegraphy school in St. Paul, Jim began his 42-year career at Northern Pacific Railroad. He retired from BNSF in 1996 but was always proud to be an employee of The Northern Pacific Railroad. His love of the railroad carried over into every aspect of his life. He was an avid model railroader, a member of the Lake Superior railroad/transportation museum, and a volunteer for the North Shore Scenic Railroad. He also found time to serve on the Proctor Volunteer fire department for 15 years. But his love of the railroad pales in comparison to the love he had for his family. He cherished watching his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren grow up.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, James and Elaine; and brother, Robert “Bob” Morin. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Elizabeth J. “Betty”; 4 children, Daniel (Chris) Morin, Marilee Malec, Diane Morin (Karen Swanson), and Andrew Morin; grandchildren, Brittany Morin, Brooke (Wes) Strom, Brandon (Jenna) Morin, Brody (Aubrey) Morin, Tiffany Peterson, Lindsay (Chris) Vogt, Sophia, Olivia & Jack Morin-Swanson, Grant, Reid & Kailyn Morin; 9 great-grandchildren, Peyton, Gavin, Addy, Gracie, Karson, Emmy, Isla, Miley, and Maverick.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 10th from 5-7pm with a Rosary starting at 7:00 p.m. at Williams Lobermier Boettcher Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue Monday from 10am to the 11am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Rd, Duluth, MN 55811. Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home 218-624-1059.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, July 10, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services

3208 West 3rd Street, Duluth, MN 55806

Rosary starting at 7:00 p.m.

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Visitation

Monday, July 11, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

St. Lawrence Catholic Church

2410 Morris Thomas Rd, Duluth, MN 55811

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, July 11, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

St. Lawrence Catholic Church

2410 Morris Thomas Rd, Duluth, MN 55811

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