James A. "Congo" Jurek
James A. "Congo" Jurek, age 62, of Cloquet, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth. He was born March 6, 1956 to Anthony and Marjorie (Jezierski) Jurek and graduated from Cloquet High School in 1974. Jim attended DAVTI Carpentry and later MN School of Barbering.
Jim was very active with the Cloquet Hockey Association. Jim loved theater and was involved with the County Seat Theater Company where he was recognized for his continuous love and support for the performing arts. Jim was a Master Barber and owned Jim's Barber Shop on Cloquet Ave. He was an avid sportsman and his favorite holiday was Christmas and he was known as Mr. Christmas. Jim was also a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet.
Jim was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Jurek. He is survived by his parents, Tony and Marge Jurek; brothers, Daniel, Mark (Carol), Kevin, and Todd (Debra) Jurek; and numerous nieces, nephews, and countless friends.
Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. The visitation will resume on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet.