James L. “Jim” Determan, age 76 of Sauk Centre, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022, at his home in Sauk Centre.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jeremy Theis officiating. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Sauk Centre.

Visitation was Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Knights of Columbus prayed at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning at the funeral  home.

James Leo Determan was born Nov. 12, 1945, in Melrose, to Joseph and Dola (Grundman) Determan. He worked at various places including Sauk Centre Ready Mix, Sauk Centre Tire and Bayer Built in Sauk Centre. Jim was a jack-of-all-trades and could fix anything. If he could not fix it, then it was truly broken. He was also the kind of friend who would lend a hand whenever needed, the first to come and the last to leave. Jim was an amazingly loving father and friend. He will be dearly and greatly missed.  

Jim enjoyed car racing, snowmobile racing, hunting and fishing, and was a true outdoorsman. He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church and the Bishop Busch Council #4863 Knights of Columbus.  

Survivors include his daughter, Rachel Determan-Bartz and her husband, Jamie Bartz of Waite Park; ex-wife, Kathy Gibson and her husband, Bart, of South Haven; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and one nephew.

Serving as casket bearers were Mark Wanderscheid, David Wanderscheid, P.J. Wanderscheid, Brian Wanderscheid, Jeremy Kerzman and Rick Moritz. Honorary bearers were Mitch Bock, B.J. Merten, and Jim’s neighbors and racing family.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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