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James Stuart Derickson

James Stuart Derickson age 91, of Lamberton, MN died on May 9, 2022, at Valley View Manor Care Center in Lamberton, MN.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a time for stories at 7:00 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Lamberton Chapel and will continue on Monday from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at the Highwater Lutheran Church rural Lamberton.

Service will be held at the Highwater Lutheran Church on Monday at 10:30 am.

The clergy will be Pastor Michael Stangeland. Interment will be at the Highwater Lutheran Cemetery

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton, MN. Online condolences may be left for the family at

James Stuart Derickson was born on August 31, 1930 to Alvin and Myrtle (Mattison) Derickson in Highwater Township, Cottonwood County. On August 22, 1954, James was united in marriage to Ella Klingenberg at the United Methodist Church in Morgan. James’ passion and enjoyment was farming. His hobby was farming. His life was farming. James and Ella were members of the Storden Boots and Bows Square Dance Club and enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, Norway, and Australia. He was a member of Highwater Lutheran Church in rural Lamberton where he served on the church council. James served on the Highwater Township board for over 30 years, Lamberton Elevator board, and Southwest Regional Development Committee.

He is survived by his wife Ella of Lamberton; daughter Debra (Leslie Rosenbaum) Derickson of Alexandria, VA and her daughter Rebecca Rosenbaum; son Dennis (Sara) Derickson of Atascadero, CA and children – Dagmar, Sigrid, and Gudrun Derickson; daughter Connie (Glen) Schultz of Waseca and children – Derrick (Brianna) Hannah, Megann, and Jillian Schultz; son Russell (Paula) Derickson of Lamberton and children Joel, Jamie, and Jack Derickson; son John (Brenda) Derickson of Lamberton and children Tyler (Jaylyn), Nick (Yael), Tegan (Sam) Halter, Ethan and Kaylee Derickson; 4+ grandchildren – Oliver Schultz, James and Kennedy Derickson, and Brynlee Halter; and sister-in-law Carolyn (Alvin) Derickson. James was preceded in death by his parents; brothers – Harold, Arnold, and Alvin; and sisters – Ethel Swanson, Ellen Schmitz, and Dorothy Muyres.

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