Memorial for Jim Sursely to be held June 29

Lourdes grad and Vietnam vet died May 29.

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Jim Sursely

There will be a memorial service for Jim Sursely at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at the Rochester Soldiers Field Veteran's Memorial.

Sursely, who died March 29, was a Rochester native, 1966 Lourdes High School graduate, a triple amputee survivor of the Vietnam War and a successful businessman. He also was a former national commander of the Disabled American Veterans of America and a nationally known advocate for disabled veterans.

Following the ceremony, classmates and anyone who know him are invited to a Celebration of Life at VFW 1215, 2775 43rd St. NW, Rochester. Doors open at 5 p.m. for social time followed by a short program at 6 p.m.

If you have questions, call Rich Daly at 507-884-6250 or Jeff Huey at 507-951-0945.

Matthew Stolle has been a Post Bulletin reporter since 2000 and covered many of the beats that make up a newsroom. In his first several years, he covered K-12 education and higher education in Rochester before shifting to politics. He has also been a features writer. Today, Matt jumps from beat to beat, depending on what his editor and the Rochester area are producing in terms of news. Readers can reach Matthew at 507-281-7415 or
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