James Francis Benz
July 15, 1939 - May 2, 2022
Survived by wife Mary; children Katie (Don) Rolf, Matt (Emily), Mike (Margaret); grandchildren Brandon, Amanda, Claire, Elena, Lily, Greta, Gustav, Heidi; siblings Sister Frances Mary CSJ, and Bill (Van); nieces, nephews and many friends.
Jim was a proud lifelong St. Paul resident and Class of '57 Cretin grad. After college he found a rewarding job teaching and coaching at St. Pius X school. He later switched careers and spent many enjoyable years at Eastern Heights State Bank until retirement. His favorite job came after retirement with the MN State Fair Parking Department. He spent 20 years working and holding court at the Fair parking shack. He loved watching Wild hockey and Twins baseball. Jim was very social and had many friends throughout St. Paul and beyond and always had a joke to tell. Jim was most proud of his family and adored his grandkids. He lived a good life and left his family and friends with many happy memories.
Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 12th 10:00 am at Maternity of Mary Church 1414 N Dale St, St. Paul. Visitation Wednesday, May 11th 4:00-6:00 pm at Roseville Memorial Chapel 2245 Hamline Ave N, Roseville and one hour prior to service at church.
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