James R. "Jim" Imdieke

  • Born: May 25, 1942
  • Died: May 23, 2018
  • Location: Melrose, Minnesota

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services

418 Fifth Avenue SE
Melrose, MN 56352

Tel. (320) 256-4249

Tribute & Message From The Family

James R. "Jim" Imdieke, age 75 of Melrose, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Entombment will be held at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in St. Rosa with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

James Robert Imdieke was born May 25, 1942 in Melrose, Minnesota to Herman and Wilma (Halbmaier) Imdieke. He graduated from Melrose High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was honorably discharged in 1965 after four years of service. On September 30, 1967 he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Westermeyer at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa. Jim built airplanes for Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, California for three years before returning to Melrose in 1968. He worked at the Melrose Locker, Hunstiger's Meats in St. Cloud, and Imdieke's Meats in Melrose. Jim owned and operated Jim's City Meats in Melrose from 1982 until his retirement in 2005.

He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa. Jim enjoyed woodworking, fishing, birdwatching, taking care of his immaculate lawn, going for walks, and taking rides around the countryside.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Jane Imdieke of Melrose; daughters, Gwen (Dennis) Davidson of Byron and Tammy Waldvogel (fiancé, Rick Granquist) of St. Cloud; five grandchildren, Andy Wendt, Liz Davidson, Kate Davidson, Mitchell Waldvogel, and Derek Waldvogel; brother, Dick (Gwen) Imdieke of Belgrade; and sisters, Pauline (James) Eubanks of Greenwood, South Carolina and Joan (Howard) Henry of Blaine.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, David Imdieke.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Offering sincere condolences to the family of James Imdieke for their loss. May you find peace in the love of family and strength in the caring words of friends.

Posted by A. T.    May 30, 2018

Mary Jane and family. So sorry for your lost.Our thoughts and prayers are with you..The boys had fun at the lake where All and Sue lived and you guys joined us.. He will be deeply missed. From Nick,Nicole,Derek,and Devyn

Posted by Nicole Tschida - Freeport, MN - Friend   May 28, 2018

We are forever grateful for your service and your sacrifice. Rest in Peace my Veteran Brother. Semper Fi!!

Posted by Gary Gullickson - Rochester, MN   May 28, 2018

Spent many great visits with Jim at City Meat Market when we'd come to Melrose for visits.

Always a true gentleman, he was a master butcher and sausage maker. And a fine man.

My favorite memory is his expression of shock shared as he said, You put Katsup on my sausage?
Stopped using the katsup after that conversation. He was right. Melrose City Meat Market sausage was perfect, just baked.

Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Prayers for all of you.

Alan & Karen Matchinsky
Apple Valley, Minnesota

Posted by Alan Matchinsky - Apple Valley, MN   May 26, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to Jim's family .
Jo Hoffman a High School classmate.

Posted by Jo Hoffman - Chandler, AZ - Classmate   May 25, 2018

Offering my condolences to Mary Jane and Family. Jim was a fellow classmate at MHS (1960) and St. Boniface Grade School. Rest in Peace, Jim.

Posted by Shirley & Don Meyer - Austin, TX   May 24, 2018

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