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James D. Engebretson, 54

James D. Engebretson, loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, age 54, of Cottage Grove, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, March 10.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Jaime (Dusty) Wilcox, Jason Engebretson, Jessica (Jean) Rivera, and Jimmy Williams; grandchildren, Jamel, Anthony, Morgan, Kianna, Benicio, and Lucia; and five brothers and their wives.

Jim was an avid fisherman and an innovative mechanical engineer. He loved woodworking and spending time with family and friends.

Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 4th St. N, Oakdale, with visitation one hour prior. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the MN Cancer Society .