James “Jim” Martinson, 49, Charles City

Funeral Announcement

James MartinsonJames “Jim” Martinson, 49, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017, in Charles City.

Funeral services for Jim will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 at Hauser Funeral Home. Pastor Wendy Johannesen will officiate. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

James “Jim” Scott Martinson was born to Sharon (Ervin) Martinson on July 25, 1967 in International Falls, Minnesota. Jim attended school in Charles City and graduated from Charles City High School. He was a hard worker and held jobs as a restaurant manager and as a factory laborer, most recently at Simply Essentials. Jim’s heart belonged to his family and his mustang (Eleanor). He loved playing cards, especially poker in Las Vegas. Jim was a big fan of the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan. He was also a huge Minnesota Vikings fan, even naming his beloved dog A.P. after a member of the team. His grandkids were his whole world, and Jim would have happily spent every day with them. His grandson Casen will always remember going to the movies with Papa.

Jim is survived by his wife Tabatha; children: Reva Holtz, Jordan (Lacey) Martinson, and Zowie (Raven) Martinson-Carda; grandkids: Casen Holtz, Draya Holtz, Ivee Holtz, and one more on the way; siblings: Geno (Corrina) Cochran, Joe (Tammy) Martinson, Theresa Martinson, Kelly Martinson, and Randy (Cara) Martinson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Sharon Martinson.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hauserfh.com.