Bates James H., age 84, of Champlin. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary; son, James Jr.; sister, Alice Doran. He will be deeply missed by his daughter, Mary Alice Alm; grandchildren, Lance (Vivian) Alm, Kim (David) Schaefer, Kellie (Edward) Walker, Carrie (Dan) Bates-Ray, Matt Alm and fiancee Angela Swann, Mark Alm; great-grandchildren, Jill, Brittany, Tony, Coty, Jeffrey, Jessica, Joseph and Tyler. Visitation Wednesday 6:00-9:00 PM at Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, 850 E. Main St. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10:00 AM, St. Gerard Catholic Church, 8600 Regent Ave N., Brooklyn Park (763-424-8770) with visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Interment Morningside Cemetery. Methven-Taylor Anoka 763-421-9393

Published on March 11, 2003

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