Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 30, 2008
James Richard “Jim” Underdahl, age 74, of Austin died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 at St. Marys Hospital, in Rochester.
Jim was born on May 31, 1934 in Taopi, Minn., to Leon and Elvina (Adams) Underdahl. Jim attended Austin Public Schools and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. After returning from the army, he married Lee Doerhoefer. The couple had two children and were later divorced.
He held various jobs in the Austin area and then attended school in Minneapolis to become a barber. He barbered in Austin and Lyle for many years. He married Georgia Kuhl on Dec. 27, 1975 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin.
Jim loved country-western music, loved the outdoors and liked to deer hunt and fish. He loved is dogs, taking them for rides in the car, tinkering with his “toys.” He enjoyed people and barbering. A lifelong Austin resident, he entered St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in January 2006.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter: Joyce Underdahl, Wabasha, Minn.; two sons: Rick (Cindy) Underdahl, Austin and Tim Kuhl, St. Cloud, Minn.; five grandchildren and one great grandchild; brothers: Paul (Betty) Underdahl, Roger Underdahl, and Donald (Pat) Underdahl, all of Austin; sisters: Deloris (Bill) Hanson and Diane (Danny) Titus, both of Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ronald, David, and Robert and sisters, Marian and Darlene.
Funeral services will be held at Worlein Funeral Home at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 with Pastor Pam Solberg officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin with American Legion Post 91 in charge of military rites. Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.