May 22, 1939 - August 11, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 14, 2015 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for James P. “Jim” Gonsior, age 76, of Sartell, who passed away at his home with family by his side on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Reverend Timothy Baltes will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with full military honors.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and after 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the St. Francis Xavier Gathering Space in Sartell. Parish prayers will be held at 6:00 p.m. immediately followed by the Knights of Columbus on Thursday at the Gathering Space. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in Sartell.

Jim was born on May 22, 1939 in Browerville, Minnesota to Sylvester and Sophie (Kaluza) Gonsior. He served honorably in the United States Army. Jim married Joan Zimmermann in 1972 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Knights of the Columbus Council #5276.

Jim was a man of strong faith and was very active in both church and community. He enjoyed his family and loved working and spending time outdoors.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Rockus (Emily) of Eagan, Zac (Tia) of Golden, CO; grandchildren, Logan, Ben, and Roisin; sisters and brother, Bernice (Earnest) Sowada of West St. Paul, Elaine Duncan of Browerville, Stan (Rose) of Minnetonka, Janice Haley of Coon Rapids, and Lois McManigle of Coon Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.