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James W. Young

October 2, 1947 ~ November 20, 2020 (age 73)


James W. Young “Gym” “Jimbo” age 73 of Cambridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 20, 2020.

Jim believed in God and Country and his motto “My Life, My Way”.  He was married to the love of his life Jeanie and they did everything together, side by side always.

Jim was inducted into the Cambridge Isanti Basketball Hall of Fame for his business and booster club contributions to the program.  He owned Peoples State Agency, serving the Cambridge community. He loved the city of Cambridge and gave his time and talents willingly.  He served on the Chamber of Commerce, Jacket Hoops Booster and the Purple Hawk Country Club Board of Directors and he was a  member of the American Legion, Post 290.

His private passions were the Balmoral Boys and living up to his moniker of Gamblin’ Man Young.  He never missed “Wine Time” and was called the “Grill Master” when he entertained his many friends and family.

He loved playing drums in the Ken Kaye  and The Kambers Band as well as playing the organ.  In fact, his rendition of “Take me out to the Ball Game” can be heard during the 7th inning stretch at Avon Lakers Field in Avon, MN

He never missed his children’s athletics and activities events and continued to support the Cambridge Bluejackets.

Jim is survived by his wife Jeanie, children Teri (David) Kalthoff and David (Kari) Young and grandchildren Evan, Abigail & Abraham Kalthoff and Lindsey & Sydney Young as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ward & Viola Young and sisters Jeanne Carlson and Suzie Carlson.



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Graveside Service
July 17, 2021

11:00 AM
Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery
621 Old North Main Street
Cambridge, MN 55008

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