James St. Clair, 73, of White Earth, MN passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021. Visitation for James will be on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the White Earth Community Center in White Earth from 4-7pm. Funeral service will be on Monday, August 16, 2021 at the White Earth Community Center at 10am.
James Herbert St. Clair was born on May 22, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN to Herbert and Corine (Fairbanks) St. Clair. He was raised in White Earth, MN until the age of 14 when the family moved to Minneapolis. After his school years, he went to Chicago to learn how to weld. He became a certified welder and was known to be great at his trade. He even taught others how to weld while in Chicago. James worked various jobs throughout the years. He worked for American Hoist and Derrick as a welder and has also been a truck driver, school bus driver, security, and a blackjack dealer for Mystic Lake Casino. He had to retire in 1998 due to health reasons.
On June 7, 1986, James was united in marriage to Helen Harris in Minneapolis, MN. The couple have resided in White Earth.
James enjoyed puzzles, bingo, going to the casino, fishing, play cards, watching TV, especially Jeopardy and any kind of sports. Bringing the most joy to James was spending time with his family. He loved to watch the kids and grandchildren play sports, and just loved to visit with everyone and laugh. He will be deeply missed by his family.
James is survived by his wife Helen; his children Traci Lynn St. Clair, Anthony “Tony” (Liz) St. Clair, and Lonnie (Tonya) St. Clair; step- son David Michalik; grandchildren Mark, Myles, Malek, and AJ ll; step grandchildren Jessica Johnson-Michalik, Nicole Michalik, Jeremicah Michalik and Taylor Michalik; seven great grandchildren combined; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Preceding James in death are his parents Herbert and Corine St. Clair; brothers Merle, Denny, and Billy; sisters Ethel-bert Goodwin, Harriet Hanks, and JoAnn St. Clair; step- son Patrick Michalik, and step- daughter Laura Michalik.