Obituary of James Senst
James Arthur Senst was born July 13, 1933, on the farm in Waterbury Township to Arthur and Olga (Kratzke) Senst. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, attended country school, and graduated from Lamberton High School. Jim served with the U.S. Army, then was united in marriage to Bernadine Haseleu on April 7, 1956, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield. The couple farmed in Lamberton Township before moving into Lamberton in 1994. Jim loved his life on the farm and his joy was seeing his sons carry that on. He was still in the field a month ago chisel-plowing and hauling bales. Jim also enjoyed tinkering in his garage making crafts and is well known for his tulips, combines, tractors and semis made out of beer and pop cans. His day usually started at the C-store having coffee with the "know-it-all" gang. Jim was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Andrew Peterson American Legion Post #41.
Jim Senst died Saturday, December 23, 2017, at the Springfield Hospital at the age of 84.
He is survived by wife Bernadine 'Bernie'; children- Mike (Sandy) Senst of Lamberton, Susan (Gary) Van Watermeulen of Taunton, David (Darcy) Senst of Bloomington, Brad (Mary) Senst of Lamberton, and Julie Senst of Lamberton; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother Charles (Jackie) Senst of Waite Park; sister Mary (Bob) Smiley of Texas; and sisters-in-law- Marlene Loose of Chaska, and La Mae Dahms of Redwood Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Olga; sisters- Donna Kastner and Betty Senst; father-in-law and mother-in-law Herman and Irma Haseleu; and brothers-in-law- Kap Kastner, Bill Loose, and Arnie Dahms.