James W. Bostrom, age 80, of Isanti, died May 23, 2019, at J.A. Wedum Hospice in Brooklyn Park from a major stroke.
James Wilfred Bostrom was born on Oct. 28, 1938, in Minneapolis to Wilfred and Gladys (Erickson) Bostrom. He was raised in Isanti and graduated from Cambridge High School, Class of 1956. Jim then served in the Army from 1961-1963. After his military service, he came back to Isanti. On Sept. 26, 1964, he married Carol Brust. They made their home in Blaine for 12 years and moved to Isanti in 1977. Jim was employed as an airplane mechanic/crew chief for Northwest Airlines for 45 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of West Bethel United Methodist Church for many years. He enjoyed going to auctions, hunting, fishing, yard work and working with his John Deere tractors. Jim was a great mechanic, and it’s been said he could repair almost anything. He and Carol enjoyed traveling in their motorhome and spent 15 winters in Arizona, and used it as their “cabin” in the summer at Pequot Lakes, Minn.
He is survived by his wife Carol of Isanti; two children, Brian (Kerri) Bostrom of Stanchfield; Angela Bostrom of Isanti; two grandchildren, Jenna Rae Bostrom and Kyle John Bostrom of Stanchfield; three siblings, Jerry (Renate) Bostrom of Osceola, Wis., Betty (Norman) Laschinger of Wyoming, Minn., Larry (Karen) Bostrom of Aitkin, Minn.; and by many other relatives and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas James Bostrom.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Strike Life Tributes in CAMBRIDGE with a visitation one hour prior to the service and also from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at the Cambridge location. Interment will be in Fridsborg Cemetery with Military Honors provided by Isanti VFW Post 2735. Online condolences can be made at StrikeLifeTributes.com.