MN services for Jim Oberstar set June 26-27

PHOTO: Star Tribune

PHOTO: Star Tribune

After former longtime Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar died last month, funeral services were held in the Maryland community where he and his wife have lived since he left Congress. Many here in Minnesota were disappointed that additional events couldn’t be held back in the northern Minnesota District which he served in Congress for 36 years.

Oberstar’s hometown mourners will finally have the opportunity to pay their respects later this month as three Jim Oberstar memorial services will be held around Minnesota:

  • Thursday, June 26: 2:30 p.m. at Cowles Auditorium at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis
  • Friday, June 27: 1 p.m. at Harborview Ballroom (DECC) in Duluth
  • Friday, June 27: 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Oberstar’s Iron Range hometown of Chisholm.

I wrote about my memories of Jim Oberstar shortly after he passed away. It occurs to me more every day that he was a titan of his era, which continues to slip away. The Iron Range, northern Minnesota and the country are going through great changes. Such is the nature of life, and death.


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