92-Year-Old James W. More: A Remarkable Life Filled with Journalism, Sports, and Career Success

Jim More, a beloved resident of Blue Earth, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at St. Luke’s Care Center with his children by his side. A memorial service was held at 6 p.m on Tuesday, November 14 at Patton Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Dan Foster. The family welcomed friends for visitation from 4-5:30 p.m and the burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth at a later date. Online condolences can be left at www.pattonfh.com.

James William More was born on February 3, 1931 in Blue Earth to Clarence and Cora More. He was the oldest of five siblings who grew up together in the area, including Gene, Wilhelmine, Robert and Frederick. After graduating from high school in Blue Earth, he began farming south of town before moving on to work at Green Giant in nearby New Ulm in 1965 where he met Ferne Risk and they were married on August 2nd that year. Together they raised four children: Monte (Gayle), Mitchell (Sharon), Murri (Paula), and Monica More (special friend Brad Zierke).

Farming was Jim’s passion and he continued to work as a farmer after his retirement from Green Giant in 1993 while also helping out other farmers in the area and occasionally working for them as well. In addition to his love for farming, Jim enjoyed snowmobiling trips with Ferne during winters in Arizona as well as taking long walks with family members or watching sports together with friends.

Jim was active within the community of Blue Earth serving as a member of both the Lion’s Club and First Presbyterian Church where he worked alongside others on various committees over the years while also spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he dearly loved and cherished deeply throughout their lives together until his final days when he passed away peacefully surrounded by those closest to him at St Luke’s Care Center.

Left behind is Jim’s legacy which lives on through not only memories shared with loved ones but also through a spirit of giving back that will continue to inspire others who knew him well enough to remember him fondly as one who gave so much joy and inspiration to those around him during his lifetime.

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