Baller, James V. Beloved and admired husband and father died peacefully at home the evening of December 29th, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Charleen; sons, Jakob (Jill), Nathan, and Nickolas. Jim is also survived by his father and mother, Victor and Leona Baller; three brothers, Bob (Mary Beth), Mike (Jan), Jon; three sisters, Jan Muntean (Gary), Judy Grufman (Terry) and Clare McDonough (Steve), and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was born July 31, 1954 and was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Jim's passions included anything that brought his family together and especially enjoyed the outdoors and traveling the world with the love of his life, Charleen, and his three sons.

Jim was an inspiration to his family and will be greatly missed.

Funeral service Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11 AM and visitation Sunday, January 2, 2011 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM and one hour prior to the service Monday all at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2060 6th Avenue N., Long Lake, Minnesota 55356.

Interment at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Atwater, MN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the New Day UMC of Big Lake and Habitat for Humanity where Jim donated his time and talents.

David Lee Funeral Home
Wayzata 952-473-5577