|James Edward Howard, age 84 of Goodhue, MN, passed away at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, AZ on March 21, 2021. Jim was born in Hastings, MN on December 13, 1936 to Frank and Eleanor (Niederkorn) Howard. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1954 and served in the Army from 1955-1958. Jim and Jordis were married on December 19, 1964. He was a journeyman electrician and retired from Local 343 in 1999. He spent his retirement golfing in the winter in Sunland Village Mesa, AZ and spent summers helping Erich on the farm in the Goodhue area of MN. Jim was an avid golfer and belonged to the Men’s Golf League. He enjoyed life and loved his family. Jim’s favorite things in life were golfing, cars, traveling, running for farm parts, visiting with people, and eating donuts, cookies, and candy. Jim is survived by his wife Jordis; daughter Kari (Erich) Hemenway; grandchildren Kaitlin (Hunter) Traynor and Mitchell Hemenway; great-grandsons Ryder and Abel Traynor and nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Phyllis Tix and Jane Bohne, and nephew Steven Bohne. Burial and celebration of life will be at a later date in Minnesota.