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James Robert Paradis, age 90, of Winsted passed away at The Garden’s at Winsted in Winsted, MN. He was born in Redwood Falls, MN on August 14, 1931 the son of Eugene Paradis Sr. and Calvernia Johannek.

James Paradis and Audrey Sovell were united in marriage on August 2, 1952 in Marshall, MN. Their marriage was blessed with 4 sons; William, Thomas, Robert, and John. Jim was a retail grocer and meat cutter and owned his own grocery store, Jim’s SuperValu, in Winsted, MN. After selling the grocery store, Jim began his banking career at Winsted Community Bank, later known as Flagship Bank. He was an outgoing man who enjoyed helping people in the community along with spending time with his family.

Jim is survived by his sons William (Zoanne) Paradis of Bloomington, MN, Thomas Paradis (Luz) of Centreville, VA, Robert (Kathryn) Paradis of Moscow, ID and John Paradis of San Diego, CA; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brother Paul of Winsted, MN; many other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Audrey on October 25, 2021; his parents; brothers, Eugene Jr and David.

Per Jim’s wishes, no services will be held at this time.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Diana C Thompson

    MY sympathy to the family, Jim always was good to visit with will be missed.

  2. Julie K Sexton

    My sympathy, prayers & love to you all for the passing of both your parents so closely together. They were good people. Take comfort they lived long & good lives and are together for eternity.

  3. Lisa Hagen

    My deepest sympathy to Jim’s family and friends. He was always such a delight to visit with. God rest his soul.

  4. Melanie L. Clintsman

    Jim was a very good neighbor, always ready with a smile and something funny to say. Rest in peace, friend.

  5. Jennifer M Bickman

    I’m so sorry to hear of this. Sending deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  6. Bonnie Krueger

    To all the Paradis family, I am so sorry to see of Jim’s passing. He was a good boss and friend. It was a joy to work for your mom and dad. Always enjoyed our chats when we would see each other. My deepest sympathies to all of you.

  7. Deacon Mike Thoennes

    I am so sorry on hearing Jim’s passing. Will keep him and all the Paradis’ in prayer.


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