James Donald Hlavac, 57

James Donald Hlavac, 57, of Farmington, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at his home. Visitation will be Saturday, February 24, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. with Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 p.m. all held at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery with Fr. Tom Niehaus officiating. 

James was born on February 19, 1966, in New Prague. He was a 1984 graduate of Montgomery Lonsdale High School. He has been currently working as a Sales and Service Specialist for Bridgestone for the past 3 years. Past employment was with All-n-One Tow, Kinney Shoes, United Steel, and Tires Plus.

James enjoyed wrenching on a car, playing drums, fishing, attending Sunday church services, spending time with family, music, playing with his grandchildren. He was a jokester and always had a smile on his face.

James is survived by his parents, Patricia Hlavac and James (Nancy) Hlavac all of Faribault; children, Kevin (May) Hlavac of Crystal, Matt Hlavac of Farmington, Adam (Amber) Hlavac of Fort Meyers, FL, and Taylor (Brian) Pederson of Elko New Market; grandchildren, Aden and Avia Hlavac, and Myla Pederson; siblings, Anita (Rick) Perry of Eagan, Melissa (Bob) Kukacka of New Prague, and Tara (Buck) Hruska of Waterville.

James is preceded in death by grandparents, Bill (Lillian) Hlavac, Frank (Laura) Velishek; and nephew, Brady Hruska.

Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. 507-364-7929. On-line condolences may be left at www.schoenbauerfuneralhome.com.


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