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Monday, January 6, 2020

4:00 - 8:00 PM

Mueller-Bies Funeral Home

2130 N. Dale St., Roseville


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Maternity of Mary Catholic Church

1414 N. Dale St., St. Paul

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

10:00 AM

Mueller-Bies Funeral Home

1414 N. Dale St., St. Paul

James R. Purinton

July 8, 1942 – December 31, 2019

Passed away peacefully at home on December 31, 2019.

Age 77, of St. Paul.


Preceded in death by parents, John and Patricia; brother, Thomas; and aunt and uncle, Florence and Milton Carlson.


Survived by wife of 50 years, Mary Ellen (nee Hollish); sons, Kyle (Stacey), Kevin (Monica), and Keith (Mary); grandchildren, Tyler, Riley, Jack, Gavin, Max, and Leah; sisters, Mary (Bill) Johnson and Winifred Nonnemacher; other family and friends.


Jim was an Air Force veteran; he was retired from Hyman Freightways, and was a longtime sports official. He loved fishing, bowling, and time with his grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Tuesday, January 7 at MATERNITY OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1414 N Dale St, St. Paul. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 PM Monday at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N Dale St at Co Rd B, and 9-10 AM Tuesday at the church.


In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Foundation or Maternity of Mary Church.


The family would like to thank HealthEast Hospice for their care of Jim.

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