James Reardon lived with laughter and served with honor
James Reardon died as he lived — with a camera in his hand, giving his time to help others.
Saturday, Aug. 4, Reardon, a Pierz resident, and Fire Academy of North Dakota Chief Darrell Graf were diving in Lake Seven in Otter Tail County when Reardon suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. No water was found in his lungs, which means death was instantaneous.
Graf, a close family friend of the Reardons, and Reardon had met in Perham that morning and stopped for a sandwich in town. “It was a wonderful day to be with a friend, laughing and talking,” said Graf. See more in Jennie Zeitler’s Morrison County Record story.