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Obituary for James Paul Ninefeldt

- James Paul Ninefeldt, 73, of Marenisco (Lake Gogebic), Michigan passed away on April 21, 2022 at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community.

James was born on September 15, 1948 in Moose Lake, Minnesota, the son of Ernest and Irene (Pilarski) Ninefeldt of Barnum, Minnesota. He attended school in Barnum and graduated from Barnum High School in 1966. He then attended the University of Minnesota in Duluth, graduating in 1971.

James married Jean Carol Tarro of Montreal, Wisconsin on November 27, 1968. They started their lives together in Duluth, Minnesota. They moved to Ontonagon, Michigan in 1973 where Jim began his career as controller of The Ontonagon Paper Mill. He worked for several corporations before retiring in 2006. THen Jim and Jean retired to their lake home on Lake Gogebic.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jean of Lake Gogebic; daughter, Lisa (James) Vanouwerkerk of Green Bay, Wisconsin; son, Paul Ninefeldt (Tanya Jordan) of Orange, California; granddaughter, Kassidy Jean of Green Bay; brothers, Joseph (Kathy) Ninefeldt of Duluth, John (Jackie) Ninefeldt of Barnum and Geoff Ninefeldt (Louise Theisen) of Clancy, Montana; sisters, Melinda Ninefeldt (Eugene Dutkin) of Kettle RIver, Minnesota and Brenda (Tim) Johnson of Barnum; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Irene Ninefeldt, and granddaughter, Amy Margaret Vanouwerkerk.

The family will hold a celebration of Jim's life in the summer.

In memory of Jim,. donations will be greatly appreciated to OCAP (Ontonagon County Animal Protection) Shelter in Ontonagon, Michigan at

"The wind as in sailing carried Jim away, and now he is free."

The family would like to express their kindest gratitude to all of the staff at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community for Jim's care during the short time he was there now and also in 2019.

The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Jim's legacy of life. You can leave a condolence or a tribute at