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Jim Wishner

Jim Wishner, age 61, of Woodbury, Minn., passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, after a 21 month battle with lung cancer.

Born March 23, 1948, to Benjamin and Marjorie Wishner in Milwaukee, he attended the UW-Madison, and later worked at WOW Radio in Omaha, WOI-AM Radio at Iowa State University, Minnesota Public Radio, KDAL in Duluth, the MN legislature, Associated Press, AM 950 KTNF, and the Minnesota News Connection. His hobbies included ham radio, jazz appreciation, and 12-bar blues.

Preceded in death by his father and mother, he is survived by sisters, Maxine and Elizabeth; his beloved children, Elizabeth, Katherine and Benjamin; and former partner, Stella Shaffer.

Remembrance service was held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Woodbury Sheraton.