TRUMAN - James (Jim) Robert Dollen Sr., Truman, Minn., passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by his family. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. today, Nov. 20, 2012, at Zaharia Family Funeral & Cremation Service of Truman. Private interment at Westford Cemetery will take place at a later date.
Jim was born Jan. 24, 1948, in Fairmont, Minn. Jim graduated from Fairmont High School in 1966 where his passion was FFA. He also enjoyed running the family farm on the Dollen corner near Rose Lake Golf Course. In 1969, he married the love of his life, Maralee "Weber" in his parents' home in Blue Earth. Jim loved being an over-the-road trucker, traveling throughout the United States for more than 35 years. Jim became a United States Truck Driving Instructor for a number of years before becoming an owner operator.
Survived by: wife of 43 years, Maralee, and four children: Maria and (Tom) Hinz, Robert "Kevin" and (Marjorie) Dollen, Dawn and (Keith Fitzpatrick), James Jr. "Jimmy" and (Nikki) Dollen: foster daughter, Eva and (Darin) Wagner: one brother, George and (Karen) and one sister, Sandy Dollen Broviak and (Kenny); 15 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; Lifelong friends, Don and Roxie Hughes, Gary and Linda Nielson.
Preceded in death by parents, Bob and Ruth Dollen; and grandson Cody Dollen.
Jim will be greatly missed.