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September 30, 1966 – May 2, 2023

 

James Arthur Liefert, age 56, of rural Buffalo passed away accidentally on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023.

He was born in Buffalo on September 30th, 1966 the son of Richard and Betty (Uecker) Liefert.

He was baptized on October 23, 1966.   James was instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith in 1981 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church-Pelican Lake.

James graduated from Buffalo High School in 1985.

He later attended Ridgewater Vocational School in Willmar for two years for agricultural studies.

James farmed all of his life and was in partnership with his father for many years.

He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church-Pelican Lake and was former usher.

James enjoyed hunting, bowling, music and traveling.

Survived by his parents: Richard and Betty Liefert; a brother: John Liefert; a sister: Lolene Liefert-Trulson (Darrel); his significant other: Bonnie Swanson and her son Kevin Swanson; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his grandparents Edward and Edna Liefert and Arthur and Viola Uecker.

Funeral services for James Liefert will be held on Sunday, May 7th, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church-Pelican Lake.   Pastor Christopher Oehlke will officiate.    Interment will follow at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.  Karen Davis will be the organist for the service.

Visitation AT THE CHURCH Saturday, May 6th 4-8 P.M.   Further visitation Sunday one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers will be Tom Liefert, Chad and Tim Barthel, Bernie Schmidt, Dan Weldele and David Tice.

 

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Dana Mason

    I don’t ever think I saw Jim without a smile on his face when we were younger. That is the way I will choose to remember him. I am so sorry for your loss and please know I’m thinking and praying for your whole family as you go through this time.

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  2. Erika Folsom

    I am so very sorry
    My thoughts and prayers are with you
    Erika Folsom

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  3. Terry Weitgenant

    My heart aches learning of Jim’s sudden passing. He was an incredible man with a beautiful soul. My deepest sympathies to the entire Liefert family.

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  4. Edith Clark

    Children should not die before their parents! I’m so very sorry to learn you’ve suffered this loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

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  5. Edith Clark

    It’s not right for children to leave us before their parents! I’m very sorry to hear of Jim’s death. My prayers are with all his family.

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  6. Michelle purdy

    Betty and Richard I am so sorry for your loss. The pain of losing your child at any age is the greatest pain a human can feel. I am here for you, I know what you are going through. I pray for peace and strength for you.

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  7. Mary Pino

    HEARTBREAKING💔RIP Jim

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  8. Bonnie

    Dear Richard, Betty and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss! There are no words to take your pain. It’s our hearts cry that Jesus will carry you as you travel this difficult journey.
    As much as we would love to support you in person, we are unable to because we are in South Carolina.
    Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead.
    With deepest sympathies,
    Bill and Bonnie(Thommes) Blanchet

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  9. Bonnie Blanchet

    Dear Richard, Betty and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss! There are no words to take your pain. It’s our hearts cry that Jesus will carry you as you travel this difficult journey.
    As much as we would love to support you in person, we are unable to because we are in South Carolina.
    Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead.
    With deepest sympathies,
    Bill and Bonnie(Thommes) Blanchet

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  10. Rita Varner-Otness

    Richard and Betty
    I am so so sorry to hear of the death of your son. Please know I am praying for you and that God will grant you strength, peace and comfort at this difficult time.

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