James Walsh was former Albertville mayorJames Walsh was former Albertville mayor


Services for James Arthur Walsh, 70, of Albertville, Minn, were Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville.

Interment was at St. Albert’s Catholic Cemetery.

Honorary casket bearers were Terry Harrington, Lexi Heil, Lizzy Heil, Mary Heil, Jimmy Heil, Rachel Heil and Toby Heil.

Casket bearers were Bruce VanLith, David Boily, Brad Tatarek, Charlie McCormic, Luke Heil and Paul Dahlheimer.

Mr. Walsh died Monday, Aug. 20, at his residence.

He was born April 10, 1942, in Milford, Conn., the son of James and Ann (Zansky) Walsh.

James Walsh and Patricia Ganung were married Dec. 27, 1967, at Holy Rosary Church. They were blessed with 45 years of marriage.

Mr. Walsh was the mayor of Albertville for 4 years and was a member of the Buffalo Hospital Board for 4 years. He truly enjoyed helping people. He was a member of the local Lions and Jaycees and also enjoyed fishing, reading and most recently, photography.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Louise “Pat,” son Jon Walsh of Lakeville, Minn., and Kimberly Walsh of Stewartstown, Pa.; a brother: Robert Walsh.

He is further survived by nieces Ann Margaret Hughes and Bridget Fredrick, nephew Delbert Bolles Jr., sister-in-law Jan Walsh, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Edward (Lois) Walsh and sister Carol (Delbert) Bolles.