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James Roy Blacketter IV

 

James Roy Blacketter IV

January 15, 1985 - February 23, 2021

James Roy Blacketter IV of Sawyer MN, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 36 years of age. He was born on January 15, 1985 in Cloquet to James Blacketter III and Shelly Martin.

James was an enrolled member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who worked as a Blackjack Dealer for many years at the Black Bear Casino. James was a talented musician who loved playing the guitar, and played at a multitude of venues with his life-long friend Jeremy Crabbs. In life, James was a devoted father, brother, husband, friend and son. He also enjoyed boxing, making people laugh, spending time with family, and sharing his light, smile, and heart with anyone he met.

James was preceded in death by his great aunt Sylvia Smith, and his uncle Kris Blacketter. He is survived by his father, James Blacketter (Jennifer McGlynn) and mother, Shelly Martin (Kevin Hren); his wife, Vanessa; daughters, Jaykelah Cuevas, Jadayah Blacketter, and Jaleah Blacketter; five grandchildren; four brothers, Scott Blacketter, Steven Defoe, Dustin Blacketter (Caroline Blacketter), and Ryan Blacketter; one sister, Alexandra Blacketter (Jesse), two nieces, Ada Blacketter and Zariah Zacher, one nephew, Fenix Blacketter, and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Evening visitation will be held Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Nelson Funeral Care from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Services will continue Thursday, March 4, 2021 also at the funeral home with a 10:00 a.m. visitation until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service. Interment will follow at the Sawyer Cemetery.

Visitation

Nelson Funeral Care

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

1004 Cloquet Ave.

Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

Funeral Service

Nelson Funeral Care

Thursday, March 04, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1004 Cloquet Ave.

Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

Burial

Sawyer Cemetery

Thursday, March 04, 2021

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

 

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