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James Vander Lugt

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James “Jim” Vander Lugt, 84, Edgerton, died peacefully on Friday, June 17, 2022, at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pipestone.
A funeral service was Saturday, June 25, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton. Burial followed at Hillside Cemetery in Edgerton.
James Vander Lugt was born on June 3, 1938, to Hubert and Grace Vander Lugt on a farm near Leota. When he was three years old, his family moved to a farm near Edgerton. Jim attended the Christian schools in Edgerton. He graduated from Southwest Christian High School in 1956.
Jim joined the United States Air Force in 1957. Part of his service was in Turkey. He received an honorable discharge in 1960. Jim then moved to Denver, Colorado to work for the McKesson and Robinson Pharmaceutical Company.
Jim married Nathalee Nelson on Nov. 30, 1963. They moved to Edgerton and farmed on his parents’ farm. In 2002 Jim retired but continued to help his sons on their farms.
Jim was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton. He served on the school board, bank board, nursing home board and 4-H board.
Jim loved farming, reading, gardening and coin collecting. He took much pride in watching his grandchildren in their activities.
Jim is survived by his wife, Nathalee, of Edgerton;  three sons,  Alan (JoLynn) Vander Lugt of rural Edgerton, Stan (Sara) Vander Lugt of Shakopee, and Kent (Kim) Vander Lugt of rural Edgerton;  six grandchildren, Alan and JoLynn’s children Megan, Marcus, and Philip, Stan and Sara’s children Isabella and Abigail, and Kent and Kim’s child Kylie; two siblings, John (Joanne) Vander Lugt and Dorothy (Daryl) Baar; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Pete (Lauretta) Vander Lugt; and sisters Marie (Henry) Dyk, Johanna (Willis) Wieberdink and Alma (Don) DeVries.
Arrangements were provided by the Colonial Funeral Chapel in Edgerton,
(0630 F)

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