James Franklin, age 89, of Big Lake, Minnesota, passed away Friday, August 30, 2013, at the The Wellstead of Rogers in Rogers, Minnesota. Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at 10:30 AM at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church in Elk River, Minnesota, with interment at the Howard Lake Public Cemetery in Howard Lake, Minnesota. Visitation will be at the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Further visitation will be at the church a half hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.