James “Jim” A. Forschler, 62, of Hokah, Minn., died Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in Hokah. He was born in La Crosse on Nov. 18, 1957 to John and Joan (Richards) Forschler and raised in Brownsville, Minn.. Jim married Sue Mickels in July of 1979, and together they had one son, Jamie.
Jim graduated from Caledonia High School, and went on to become a skilled carpenter, working in the construction industry. He loved fishing, hunting, woodworking and doing anything that involved being outdoors. He enjoyed cooking and feeding a large crowd.
He is survived by his son Jamie Forschler; four grandchildren, Jonny James, Malakai Kinkaid, Logan Vaughn, and Olivia Susan; three sisters, Linda Rayfield, Heidi (Jack) Owen and Karen (Tom) Miller; one brother, Joseph Forschler; his great-nephew and fishing and hunting buddy Sonny Rayfield; Rask the cat and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jane Sagen and Louise Bakken, and one sister-in-law, Karen Forschler.
A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 7:00 PM, on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Wildcat Park and Landing, Pavilion 3, 11011 MN-26, Brownsville, Minn.