James McCabe, age 87, of St. Francis died May 2, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, May 6th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Princeton with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Oakview Cemetery in St. Francis.
James Leo McCabe was born in Minneapolis on November 20, 1928 to Thomas and Marie (Mulvahill) McCabe. He was raised and attended school in Minneapolis, graduating from Roosevelt High School. James then served in the Army from 1950-1952. He served in Korea and received a Purple Heart and 3 Bronze Stars. On March 2, 1957 he married Yvonne Bagne in Minneapolis. They made their first home in Minneapolis and then purchased their first house in Coon Rapids, where they lived for 12 years; all three children were born while in this home. In 1970 the family moved to St. Francis. Jim was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Princeton. He received his 60 year pin from the National Association of Letter Carriers, was a 27 year volunteer driver for Isanti County and was a member of the Korean War Veterans Chapter 1. His other hobbies and interests included motorcycling, woodworking, camping and pyrotechnics.
James McCabe passed away May 2, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids at the age of 87 years, 5 months and 12 days.
Jim is survived by his wife, Yvonne of St. Francis; 3 children, Kathy (Doug) Schuldt of Cambridge, Jim (Nancy) McCabe of Oak Grove, Debbie (Randy) Heath of Syracuse, Utah; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 3 foster grandchildren; 1 sister, (Sis) Anna Marie Nielsen of Burnsville; 2 nieces, 1 nephew and many other relatives and friends.