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James Milton Eggenberger, 51

James Milton Eggenberger, 51, of Oronoco, passed away on Friday, March 14, after a courageous battle with cancer at his home in Oronoco surrounded by his family.

He was born on May 17, 1962, in Lake City, to Milton and Karron (Albrecht) Eggenberger. He grew up in the Lake City area. He attended Lincoln High School in Lake City. James went on to serve his country in the National Guard. He was known as a jack of all trades and worked in the Red Wing and Lake City area for most of his life.

He loved the outdoors, including hunting and fishing. He spent many hours restoring old cars. Most of all, James enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.

He is survived by two sisters, Lynne (Dylan) Matsch of Oronoco, and Chris (Rick) Boyum of Spicer; daughter, Michelle Henry of Bloomington; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Lori Tighe, and Judy Andrea.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Lake City Sportsman's Club.