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James Leigh Evensen
- Name: James Leigh Evensen
- Location of Birth: Deer River Township, Deer River, Minnesota
- Date of Birth: March 11, 1926
- Date of Death: November 29, 2002 (76 years old)
- Parents: Meinich and Esther Evensen
- High School and Class: attended school in Bigfork, Minnesota until he entered the military
- Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
- Branch: Army
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James served in the 5th Army, 88th Division in Italy during World War II.
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World War II
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James married Marvel Cleveland in 1947 and lived in Bigfork, Minnesota until his death.
He was a member of the Bigfork Lutheran Church.
James worked at Blandin Paper Company until he retired.
He is survived by a son, David; a daughter, Marlys Curtiss; a sister, Joyce Zima; and three grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Marvel; his brother, Robert; and his parents, Meinich and Esther Evensen.
James died in St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in Bigfork Cemetery at Bigfork, Minnesota.
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