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James Rowland 1949 – 2022

James “Jim” Arlie Rowland, 73, Park Rapids, MN passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at his home.
Jim was born April 1, 1949 to Arlie and Lillian (Frey) Rowland in Browns Valley Village, MN. He graduated from Wheaton High School in 1967 and from Moorhead Area Vocation College in 1968. On March 1, 1969 he was untied in marriage to Rita Jensen in Felton, MN. They were blessed with two daughters: Michelle and Brittany.
Jim and Rita lived in Larimore, ND for over 15 years and in the Park Rapids/Nevis area for over 30 years. Jim worked for many years in the restaurant and grocery industry, including 10 years at Heritage Living Center, many years at J&B Foods, retiring from Hugo’s in 2013.
Jim loved to garden, play drums, listen to music, cook and gather with family. He also enjoyed the company of his pets. Jim had a big personality and great sense of humor. He always had a joke to share. He enjoyed having a laugh and good times with loved ones. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his two daughters: Michelle (Jeremy) Buehler of Deer Creek, MN, and Brittany (Justin Edberg) Kruger of Las Vegas, NV; three grandchildren: Alyssa (Eric) Youngquist, Dylan (Sydney Greenwaldt) Larson, Winter Edberg; two great grandchildren: Breckyn and Cooper Youngquist.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Rita; parents, Lillian and Arlie Rowland; siblings, Richard Rowland, Tom Rowland, and Jane Gilles.
Memorial Services were June 14, 2022 at Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, MN. Visitation is one hour before the services. Inurnment will be at the Jevnaker Cemetery in Borup, MN. Livecast available at Cease Funeral Home facebook page.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cease Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

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