James W. Asfaly

November 10, 1921July 23, 2013

Asfaly, James W. age 91 of Anoka, Minnesota. Preceded in death by loving wife, Connie. Survived by children, Cathy Spankowski, Doug (Lorna), Terri Gibbard, Gary, Deb (Roger) Humes and David; grandchildren, Vic, Bonnie, Ryan, Jason, Sarah, Michelle, Amy and Krista; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Julie, Dylan, Breanna and Tyson. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 11:00 AM at the Church of St. Stephen, 5th Street & Jackson, Anoka. Visitation Sunday 5-8 PM with vigil prayer service at 7:30 PM at the Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home, 552 East River Road and one hour before Mass at church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements with Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home (763) 421-4347.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 28, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 29, 2013

James W. Asfaly

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Chuck & Sheila Stokes

July 30, 2013

Doug, Dave and Family,

So very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. He left after a very good run and in no pain. Take solice in that.

It is the worst part of life, losing those we hold dear, but we will always have our memories.

Our thoughts are with you .

July 29, 2013 sorry to hear about your Dad, just heard this morning and I can't make it to the Mass. Please know I am thinking of you and your siblings. So happy you spent the last few years going to church with him..means a lot now doesn't it? Would love to talk to you soon. Debbie O'Connell

July 28, 2013

Asfaly Family,

I am Larry Gallagher, Jim's first cousin on the Gallagher family side.

My dad was Lawrence Gallagher and Marie Asfaly's brother. I am not Junior but was called that sometimes.
My wife Barb and I are sorry for your loss. I know how tough it is for a family to lose their father. Both Barb and I have had both our parents die.
Rest assured your Dad is now at peace with the Lord because he was a good and Godly man. I knew him and your mom when I was just a kid and went to their wedding. Your mom baby sat when I was visiting Mike, Tom, Pat and Mary in Anoka when we were young and before she was married. Their other kids came later after they moved to Harrison St. When I was growing up, the Anoka Gallagher's lived across the way via the tree nursery from your mom and dad and in between them and Grandma Baker's (Margaret Gallagher's mother and your mom's sister) place.

Both your mom and dad were very nice to me and always treated me well. I thank you and them for that.

May the peace and love of the Lord be with you at this time.


July 25, 2013

Dave, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Take comfort in all of the great memories that he left for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers,

Sharon Bird

July 25, 2013

Dave and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a sweet man and well liked. We will all miss him. My prayers are with you all.
Sharon Bird