James Emil Hirdler, 88, Crosby, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at Crosby Care Center-CRMC, Crosby.

He was born August 27, 1931 in Forest Township, Rice County, Minn. to Emil W. and Florence Mabel (Snyder) Hirdler.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tammy; brother, Leo and sisters, Elaine and Joyce.

James is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Jamie (Gerald) Burrell; special friend, Geraldine Brown; and many other special relatives and friends.

Graveside service will be in the spring/summer of 2020 at Bennettville Cemetery, Farm Island Township, Aitkin County, Minn.

Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. www.srtfuneral.com.

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