In Memory

James Hughes

James Hughes

Jim passed away as a result of a automobile accident on Monday, December 10th, 2012.

While in high school he played bass guitar in the Sonics Rock Band. After school he enlisted in the Army and played in the US Army Band. He married Deborah Ewalt in 1971 and graduated from Mankato State College in 1974 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. He was a band teacher at St. Charles High School, principal of Granada-Huntley High School and then Assistant Principal at St. Peter High School from 1986 until he retired in 2008.

Jim continued to enjoy and participate in music his whole life performing with several local community bands and the Mankato Symphony. He also was a Tae-Kwon-Do student and instructor and had earned a second degree black belt.

On September 22, 2012 he was united in marriage to Darlene (Seys-Grams) Hughes at Centenary Methodist in Mankato. 

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12/13/12 04:30 PM #1    

Jane Carlstrom

I was sad to learn of Jim's untimely death.  I will always have fond memories of my red headed childhood friend.


12/15/12 05:08 PM #2    

Karen Northenscold (Bunting)

So very, very sad.  I sent this to my dad, who remembered Jim from band with great fondness.  As do I.  Blessings to his family.  Karen

09/17/17 08:56 AM #3    

Calvin Roff

Hung out with Jim when he would hang out with me. He was always a serious guy even during High School. And who could forget his love of his trombone and marchimg the band around the field. He was destined to become a Principal. Jimmy baby, I'm glad to hear that you had a full life. So sorry for the tragedy.

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