James “Jim” Raymond Mergens, 80, of Bemidji died Thursday, August 15, 2019 under the care of Sanford Bemidji Hospice after a 10 year battle with cancer. He was born to Raymond and Eva Marie (Sherry) Mergens on June 22, 1939 in St. Paul. He was a stand-out football player at both Cretin High School, graduating in 1957, and the University of St. Thomas, graduating with majors in English and Physical Education. He would go on to finish a Master’s Degree in Education at Bemidji State Univers...
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