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James O. Giebenhain

June 17, 1936 ~ November 4, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Obituary

Jim Giebenhain passed away at the age of 86 in Maple Grove, Minnesota. However, he lived most of his life in Robbinsdale, and upon graduation (RHS ’54) went to work for Robbinsdale School District until he retired. Jim was a talented carpenter for the district and built homes alongside his grandfather and father in the metro area. His woodworking skills also extended to constructing furniture and wood bowls, which are the creative treasures of his legacy.

Outside of woodworking, Jim enjoyed fishing in Canada and spending time at the family cabin. After retiring, he spent many winters in Arizona as a “snowbird”, making memories with friends, working in the woodshop, playing pickleball, and exploring with the hiking club. Besides Arizona, Jim traveled with his wife, Gerry, to just about every state in the US.

Jim’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren loved to be in his presence, and he enjoyed watching the little ones play around him! He was a quiet, creative, and humble man who was respected by those who knew him. Jim will be greatly missed by his many friends, and especially by his family.

Jim is survived by his wife, Gerry; children, Michael (Sharon) Giebenhain, Mary (Kevin) Fitzgerald, and Joanie (Barry) Kiminski; grandchildren, Meghan (Kyle) Bonde, Colin (Alexis) Fitzgerald, John (Nicole) Giebenhain, Kayla (Billy) Olson, and Molly (Jeremy) Swenson; great-grandchildren, Sierra and Grant Bonde, Owen and Olivia Swenson, and Laine Giebenhain.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Amy and Orville Giebenhain, and his sister, Janet Davis.

Memorial service will be at 11AM Wednesday, November 23rd at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel of Plymouth, 15800 37th Avenue North in Plymouth.

Private interment at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Visitation one hour prior to service at funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute or Research with Lewy Body Dementia Association.

A video recording of Jim’s service is available by clicking here or by clicking the "Click here to access video" icon located below the memorial service information box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
November 23, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Gearty - Delmore Plymouth Chapel
15800 37th Ave. N.
Plymouth, MN 55446

Memorial Service
Wednesday
November 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Gearty - Delmore Plymouth Chapel
15800 37th Ave. N.
Plymouth, MN 55446

Video is available for this event


Donations

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
2925 Chicago Avenue Mail Route 10721, Minneapolis MN 55407
Tel: 1-612-262-0635
Email: AllinaHealthFoundation@allina.com
Web: https://secure.allinahealth.org/site/Donation2?idb=451673007&df_id=1820&1820.donation=form1&mfc_pref

Lewy Body Dementia Association
912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn GA 30047
Tel: 1-404-935-6444
Email: lbda@lbda.org
Web: https://www.lbda.org/donate/

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