Dr. James Lilligren, MD, age 73, passed away in Hughson, CA. Jim was born in July of 1944 to John and Elvina Lilligren in Minneapolis, MN. Jim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cindy, and two sons, Ted and Tim. He is also survived by his sister Sally (Darrel) Olson of Eden Prairie, MN, his godson and nephew Dr. Mitchell Olson, DDS, and two nieces Jennifer A. Olson and Shelly (Shawn) Nahan. There are many more nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he loved dearly.
Jim graduated from Edina-Morningside High School in 1962 and continued on at the University of Minnesota earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966 and a doctor of medicine degree in 1971. He completed his rotating internship and obstetrics-gynecology residency at Valley Medical Center in Fresno, CA, in 1975. Jim started practicing ob-gyn in Turlock on July 1, 1975 with Dr. Marion Sani, MD. He became board certified and a diplomate of FACOG in 1977. Jim practiced in Turlock for 33 years, retiring in May of 2008. He was able to enjoy many of his interests: fishing, gardening, traveling, and reading Scandinavian mysteries. Jim was in a constant search for knowledge.
There will be a memorial service in Turlock at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choosing or to United Samaritans, Light of Christ Lutheran Church or First United Methodist Church of Turlock.
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