James Kinney
James Kinney
James Kinney
James Kinney

Obituary of James D Kinney


James D. Kinney (65) passed away suddenly in his home on Saturday afternoon July 15th 2023 after experiencing issues with heart disease.

He was born on September 26th 1957 in Sturgis South Dakota, but lived most of his life in Minnesota. He was a tradesman, specializing in Concrete Construction, where he was a respected craftsman. This occupation enabled Jim to travel and he was part of many interesting and exciting projects. He worked on the Mall of America, Rainforest Cafe’ and Flume ride where his castings still hang to this day. He notably traveled to Thailand as well and worked on their Dreamland.

Jim was a knowledgeable handyman and was able to help people he loved work on home improvement projects. Most of all, Jim loved to be with his friends and participated in many hobbies such as golf and motorcycle riding. He was a great athlete and sportsman as well and loved to ski on snow and water, or go biking and blading. He also loved being outdoors fishing, hunting and boating. Jim was a skilled diver as well and loved undersea exploration which he mostly did on trips to Hawaii for work and pleasure. Jim was a kind, sweet, and caring man and anyone who knew him would say “gosh he is the nicest guy.” Jim was preparing for and looking forward to his retirement when he was met with an untimely death and we are all heartbroken. 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents James B. Kinney and Alyce M. Wilson.

He is survived by his Partner of 27 years, Christin Seirup, Sisters Christine Kinney, Cheryl Cerny (Paul), Alyce Kinney, nieces and nephews, Paul (Scooter), Eric (Allison), Ben (Courtney), Laura (Brad), Rob, and Sam.

A memorial for Jim will be held on August 19th from 12-4pm at the American Legion #99 Club 5600 34th Av. S, Mpls. MN. 55417


Memorial Celebration

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, August 19, 2023
American Legion #99
5600 34th Avenue S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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