James Thomas Mengelsen, Sr., born December 24th, 1946 to Ernest and Colleen (Parks) Mengelsen. James was born early and very tiny. James met Sharon while he was stationed in Hawaii and fell in love with her. They married on September 14th 1973 in Sioux Falls, SD. They settled in Spencer to raise their family. James is survived by his children Janell (Van Kuren) Nissen, Jimillan (Van Kuren) Armstrong, John Staup, Tiffany (Ostrander) Jones, James Mengelsen, Jr, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services are at a later.