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Jim McCarthy

July 6, 1930 — November 19, 2014

James Bernard McCarthy (Jim) was born July 6, 1930 in Highland Park, Michigan, the son of the late Patrick and the late Mary (Carr) McCarthy, and beloved husband of the late Jeanette (Shuck) McCarthy.

Jim served in the Army from August 21, 1951 to August 20, 1953 as a Radar Equipment Foreman.

During Jim's travel for Excello Corporation, he met Jan Shuck. They married on September 22, 1962 and moved to Decatur, Illinois when Excello transferred Jim as their resident engineer.

In 1971, Jim and Jan moved to Elbow Lake where they had purchased the L-Bowl Lanes Bowling Center. The couple operated the bowling center for over 30 years, adding on McCarthy's Supper Club and Lounge in 1983.

Jim was a faithful member of St. Olaf Catholic Church in Elbow Lake, and a very active member of the American Legion Post 321 where he served as commander.

Jim had a love for golf. He was a lifelong member at Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course, and was a big part of the Men's league. He valued his time spent with his fellow golfers. He was the "Official Hole Spotter" for the member tournaments. When he wasn't playing golf, he would be watching it on television. Golf was Jim's life.

On Wednesday, November 19, Jim passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital at the age of eighty-four years.

He is survived by his brother, Jack (Delores) McCarthy of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Mary Pat (the late John Anderson) of Livonia, MI; nephew, Paul (Darcel) McCarthy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Merton (Joyce) Shuck of Elbow Lake, and brother-in-law, Harlan Shuck of Erhard. Loving Uncle of 22 nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette (Jan) McCarthy; parents, Patrick & Mary (Carr) McCarthy and brothers, Gerald and Charles. Visitation: 5-7PM, Friday, December 5, 2014 at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake and one hour prior to the service at the church Memorial Mass: 11 AM, Saturday, December 6, 2014 at St. Olaf Catholic Church, Elbow Lake Clergy: Fr. Michael Kellogg Arrangements: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home Elbow Lake Condolences:

Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake 116 1st Street NE Elbow Lake, MN US 56531

Previous Events

Friday, December 5, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake

116 1st Street NE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

And one hour prior to the service at the church.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
11:00 AM
St. Olaf Catholic Church

518 E. Division St.
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

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