September 21, 1938 - September 17, 2014


James “Jim” Wilfred Francois, age 75, Waite Park, MN, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating James life will be on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral Lower Church, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Entombment will be in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud, MN. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

Jim was born September 21, 1938 in St. Paul, MN to Sylvester J. and Mary B. (Joyce) Francois. Jim was a free spirit who enjoyed traveling and lived in many places throughout Minnesota.

Survivors include brothers, Bill (Jennifer) Francois of Houston, TX; Jack Francois of St. Cloud, MN; sister, Patricia (Scott) Henderson of Larkspur, CO; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Joan Johnson and Marguerite Zitur.

Pallbearers will be Scott Henderson, David Zitur, Jack Francois, Bill Francois, Sam Francois and Randy Zitur.