James Greer Sikkink, 58

Published 6:33 am Tuesday, November 27, 2018

James Greer Sikkink, 58, of Harmony, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Nov. 21, 2018, at the Harmony Care Center following complications of surgery.

James Greer Sikkink, 58

James “Jim” was born to Roger and Marjorie (Greer) Sikkink on March 13, 1960, in Harmony. Jim attended special education classes in Lanesboro, Minnesota. He then moved to Austin and lived in various REM Homes. He worked at the Cedar Valley Workshop for the past 38 years, where he was known as the leader of the “Happy Birthday” song. Jim enjoyed bowling, participating in Special Olympics, and traveling with Venture Travels. Jim also loved music, listening to his radio, and attending the ARC dances. Jim liked to come home to visit his family and all of his nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his siblings, Ann (Roger) Patten of Litchfield, Minnesota, Polly (James) Harstad of Harmony, and Randy of Rochester, Minnesota. He is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews; and 21 great-nieces and great-nephews. Jim is preceded in death by his parents.

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The family of Jim wishes to thank the staff of REM in Austin and the Cedar Valley Workshop for all of their care and for being like family to him.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Friends may call one hour prior to services. 

Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony is in charge of arrangements.