Published: Monday, December 28, 2009 3:56 PM CST
James Barnacle, 91, of Lake City, Minn. died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009 in
Homestead Rehabilitation and Living Center, Deer River, Minn.
Bill was born in
1918 in Lisle, Ill. He graduated from high school in Naperville, Ill.
in 1936. He attended St. Olaf College and college in Yankton, S.D.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On Sept. 10, 1943, he
was united in marriage to Doris Biederman in Minneapolis, Minn.
From 1937 until 1952, he played baseball for the Minneapolis Millers,
New Jersey Giants, Baltimore Orioles, and the Toledo Mudhens.
Following his baseball career, he was employed as an investment broker
for IDS Investments and West America before retiring in 1972. Bill and
Doris moved to Remer in 1987.
He was a life member of the V.F.W. in Lake City, Minn.