James W. “Jim” Pagel, age 80 of Faribault, MN passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.
James William, the son of Cecil and Helen (Chelmoski) Pagel was born on January 25, 1941 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He attended Cretin High School and graduated with the class of 1959. On December 27, 1972 he was united in marriage to Patricia Moravec at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lonsdale, MN. Jim worked for over 30 years for Independent School District 191 in different capacities serving schools in Burnsville, Eagan and Savage, MN. During this time Jim also farmed and was an avid Allis-Chalmers fan. Jim was involved with many organizations over the years including the Thanksgiving Community Dinner in Faribault and the food shelf.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia “Patsy” Pagel of Faribault and by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Helen Pagel, by his baby brother and by his blonde four legged companion and girlfriend, Bailey.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory with Bernadette Tatge, Pastoral Minister at Divine Mercy Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, MN.
Visitation will be held on Thursday at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.