In loving memory of

James LeRoy Gettler
February 24, 1950 - October 11, 2020

James LeRoy "Jim" Gettler, 70, of Isanti, MN died Sunday morning, October 11, 2020 at his home in Isanti. Jim was born February 24, 1950 in Fairmont to LeRoy and Mary (Clancy) Gettler. He graduated from St. Charles High School in 1968. Where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. Following high school Jim attended college in Crookston for one year. In August of 1969 he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He served until 1971. Jim then went on to attend Mankato State University, along with his brothers Mike and Rand. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Jim went on to work as a psychologist for several years. He later moved to Isanti where he worked for an ammunition company.
Survivors include a brother Mike (Bobbie) Gettler of Mooresville, NC, a sister-in-law Julie Gettler of Rollingstone and nine nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Rand Gettler and a sister Vicki Fabian.
Graveside military honors will 1 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2020 at Minnesota Veterans Cemetery at Preston. Please share a memory of Jim or a message to his family at


Robert Steffenson wrote on Oct 28, 2020:

"Robert Steffenson, I worked with Jim at Federal Cartridge both in shotshell and primer mix area. Jim was a very good and smart worker. He was always soft spoken and was a great listener. I shot sporting clays with Jim several times and league. He was a very, good shooter. we also talked about hunting trips. He helped me through the death of my wife of 35 years. he was an exceptional man and he will be missed"

Debbie and Gavin Shepard wrote on Oct 27, 2020:

"Taken me a bit to write, at a loss for words. Hugs and prayers to all the family. Jim was a special friend, always considered him to be part of our family. Still hard to believe he is gone, still brings tears when thinking of him. In our hearts we know he is still with us. Debbie and Gavin Shepard ?"

Jeanne Eibisch wrote on Oct 19, 2020:

"My life is fuller from knowing and loving Jim. God bless Jim and all those he left behind. My deepest sympathy to Mike, Julie, nieces and nephews. Jeanne"

KATHY L HIRSCH wrote on Oct 19, 2020:

"My deepest sympathy to Jim\'s family, Mike and Julie, and family. I remember the twinkle in his eye and his smile, even I knew him for a short time in his life. The black hole in you heart and terrible grief overtakes you, but try to remember the good times, I know this is unbearable. May his love and memories help you thru this. He is up in heaven with his family members, Roy, Mary, and Randy. I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy Hirsch"

Jeri Braun Schoonover wrote on Oct 17, 2020:

"My deepest sympathy to Jim\'s family, Mike and Julie in the loss of Jim. May his wonderful memories comfort you at this time."

Loren Hewitt wrote on Oct 17, 2020:

"My condolences to Mike, Julie and the rest of Jim?s family. I remember Jim as an outstanding athlete, student and person. May Jim Rest In Peace."

Mary Kay Schott Peshon wrote on Oct 16, 2020:

"I am not only shocked but sadden to hear of the passing of JIm. I hadn\'t seen or talked with Jim for a lot of years but I do have some good memories of our earlier years in and right out of high school. May you find comfort that he is at peace. My heartfelt sympathy to Jim\'s family, Mike and his family, Julie and family, and Vicky\'s family."

Becky Offerdahl (Jon) wrote on Oct 16, 2020:

"Thoughts and prayers to Jim\'s family and friends. It meant a lot to myself and My husband Jon when Jim would call just to see how my husband was doing. After my husband left his job due to Medical issues. Jim always texted me to see how my husbands surgeries and recovery went and to let my husband know he was on his mind. That meant the world to both of us. Rest in Peace Jim. Becky and Jon Offerdahl "

Tony Heaser wrote on Oct 15, 2020:

"I will miss our times in the field ! Jim introduced me to pointing bird dogs with Clancy several years ago. Since then, we shared so many hunting adventures. He will be missed greatly by the hunting crew. We love ya Jim ?Tony Heaser and Family "

Eugene Mannelin wrote on Oct 14, 2020:

"Deepest sympathy to Jim\'s family and friends. Jim was a great neighbor and friend. I am going to miss our weekly coffee get togethers. He tried to come off as a grouch, but he was one of the kindest person I know. Jim, you left us too soon. Gene & Donna Mannelin"

Bill Eckles wrote on Oct 14, 2020:

"To Jim\'s family and friends.. I am sorry for your loss Jim played sports with my brother Bob. And I went to school with Mike and Rand. May his memories live on forever in your minds."

Lindsay Penfield wrote on Oct 14, 2020:

"I will miss you and your caring spirit. You made an incredible impact on our family and will be forever remembered. I love you Jim, you will always be family. Lindsay Penfield & family"