PERHAM ENTERPRISE BULLETIN
OBITUARY: JAMES JOHN AAMODT
James John Aamodt, 65, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at his residence at
150 Mt. View Dr., Swanton, VT 05488.
Jim was born in Fargo, N.D. April 7, 1935, the son of Percy and Cecilia (Grommesh) Aamodt. He graduated from Barnesville High School in Barnesville, Minn. and also from North Dakota State University. On Aug. 8, 1959, he married the former Twylah M. Franklin who survives him.
For thirty years Jim was associated with the United States Department of Justice, retiring in 1990 as a Special Agent for the U.S. Border Patrol. On Sept. 4, 1990, he became associated with the United States Marshall Service and was assigned as a court security officer at the Federal Building in Burlington. Due to his illness he retired in June of this year. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army and was an active member of the American Legion, Green Mountain Post One in St. Albans and served as the Legionís financial officer for several years. He was a devoted member of the The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and served as a commissioner and sexton of St. Maryís Cemetery for ten years. He was also a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Barnesville, Minnesota Council.
In addition to his wife Twylah of forty-one years, Jim leaves his mother, Mrs. Cecilia Aamodt of Barnesville, Minn.; a son, Michael Aamodt of North Hero; three daughters: Loree Garceau and her husband Randy Reed of Sheldon and Kristie Aamodt of Bakersfield; four grandchildren: Tammy, Kelsey, Britney and Missy, all of St. Albans; and a very special family friend, Mary Beaulieu of Swanton.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Tammy Rae Aamodt on March 7, 1987. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 30, 2000, at The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Interment followed with full Military Honors in the Aamodt family lot in St. Maryís Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. in Barnesville, Minn. at the Assumption Catholic Church.
Gifts in Jimís memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, PO Box 22, Swanton, VT 05488, or to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 150 Kennedy Dr., South Burlington, VT 05403.