James Nicholas Fank, age 45, of Hackensack, MN passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at his home. He was born on November 8, 1975 in Glencoe, MN and was baptized at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Glencoe. He was later confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hackensack.
James was blessed with two children, Bryce and Patience. He raised them to be kind and hard-working adults. He was very proud of them.
Family and friends meant a lot to him. James was a man of faith and an avid bible reader. He enjoyed trapping, hunting and the outdoors. James was a skilled craftsman making log furniture and operating the sawmill. He was very self-sufficient and always said he was born 100 years too late.
James is survived by his son; Bryce Fank (Faalagi Poisson), and daughter; Patience Fank, parents; John and Marilyn Fank, sisters; Amy (Jeff) Franke and Melissa (Rick) Haerter, nieces; Caitlin (Carl) Hoffmann and Emily Haerter, nephew; Evan Haerter, great niece; Claire Hoffmann, other relatives, friends and his chocolate lab, Mocha.
Funeral service for James will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 15th at Northern Peace Funeral Home in Walker, MN with visitations on Wednesday evening, April 14th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning, prior to services also at the funeral home. Father Timothy Lange will officiate. Helping to lay James to rest are Lance Reins, Scott Fank, Darren Fank, Jason Hennessey, Rick Haerter and Jeff Franke. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at Hackensack, MN following his Thursday services.
James’ care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com
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