He was born Feb. 24, 1925, in Fornfelt, to Joseph and Alice Rozmerski Mirgeaux. He married Valeria G. Ressel on Oct. 18, 1949, in Kelso, Mo.
James was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II.
He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso and VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau. He was a self-employed bricklayer.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jimmy (Terry) Mirgeaux and David (Beverly) Mirgeaux of Scott City; a daughter, Rene Phillips of Scott City; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Oliver Clavin as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors.