Smallen, James R. "Jim" age 79, passed away on August 6, of cancer. Jim served in the US Navy and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Following teaching and administration at Hennepin Technical College, Jim joined Swanson & Youngdale commercial and industrial painting contractors as a production manager until retirement; he also contributed many hours to the company's Apprenticeship Program. Jim is survived by his wife, Joanne; daughter Su Smallen; son James S. Smallen; and sisters Marialys Jonsson, Mickie Ehlert, and Linda Ham. He was predeceased by his parents Elaine and James E. Smallen and his sister Judith Nelson. Special thanks to the palliative care team at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Services on Tuesday, August 14, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis: 10 AM Visitation, followed by 11 AM Mass. Private interment will be held at a later date. Memorials preferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Published on August 12, 2018