James(Jim) Richard Spartz, 86, of Foley, MN, passed on September 11, 2021. Jim was born at home on March 23, 1935, in Dundas, MN. His twin brother Warren, was born two days later on March 25th. He and his brother enjoyed playing in the Cannon River, swimming and trapping. Jim was a talented man with artistic ability and became a self-taught carpenter. Jim designed, built, and remodeled homes from southern MN, across the state, and built his last home in Effie, MN. Jim patented a building form for concrete poured walls, one of his proudest achievements. Jim’s dream came true, to spend his later years living in the northern woods of Effie where he spent time fishing and hunting with his best friend Brent Doshan.Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Gazelle Spartz, brother Frank Spartz Jr., sister Ruth Ann Smith, sister Phyllis Mulligan, and his twin brother Warren Spartz who passed away January 4, 2021. Jim is survived by his wife Janice, daughters Dawn Sikel, Alecia (Brad) Hageman, Amie (Mark) Gendron, Angie (Sze Jee Wong) Spartz, son David (Dawn) Spartz, numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Jim was a unique, generous man, and is missed dearly by his loved ones.
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