James “Jim” Arnold Burman, 94 of Cloquet, went to join his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 20, 2022. He was born in Ogilvie, MN on November 27, 1927, the son of William and Elsie (Besser) Burman. James grew up and attended school in Brook Park, MN where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Naomi Athey. He served in the US Army during World War II in Okinawa and the Philippines. James and Naomi raised their family in Cloquet, MN where he worked as a truck driver. After his retirement, they joined the “Workers for Christ” touring the country building churches. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Cloquet VFW, where he served in the honor guard. James was very fond of his church and the VFW. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren of whom he was very proud. James loved sports, especially the MN Twins and MN Vikings!
James was predeceased and is now reunited with his parents; his wife Naomi of nearly 60 years; daughter, Carolyn; sons, William and Jeff; and his siblings, John, Bernice, Alyce and Willard. He is survived by his children, Ed (Carla) Burman of Mesa, AZ, Cheryl (Keith) Johnson and Jan (Jim) Maslowski of Cloquet; grandchildren, Amy (Steve) Herrin of Marshfield, MO, Jennifer Burman of San Tan Valley, AZ, Jessica (Jake) Davis of Moose Lake, Ryanne (Steve) Battaglia and Adam (Sharalee) Maslowski of Cloquet, and Bryan Maslowski of South Range, WI; many great-grandchildren; and especially his loving companion of many years, Alma Ojala.
Services will be held Friday, June 24, 2022 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 515 Skyline Blvd. at Cloquet with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Military honors will be presented by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard. A luncheon reception will follow in the church social hall. Interment will be at Brook Park Cemetery, Brook Park, MN.