Evans Funeral Home

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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911

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James “Jim” Fandrich

James Louis Fandrich was born in New Rockford, ND, on October 19, 1945, to Margret (Hogan) and Edward Fandrich. Jim attended school in Carrington and graduated from High School in 1964. From 1964 to 1966, Jim attended the Diesel Mechanics program at the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND.

He was then drafted into the Army on November 8, 1967, and served in Vietnam as a Radio Operator with the Signal Corp. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant E-5 on November 1, 1973. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with two Overseas Bars, the Vietnam Accommodation Medal, Marksmanship Medal.

After being discharged, he moved to Langdon for a few years, then moved back to Carrington and worked for Erickson (Case IH) Implement. Following the death of his father in 1982, Jim took over the family farm operations. He was a small grain farmer for over 20 years.

On June 28, 2003, Jim married the Rev. Susan Hauck at the Federated Church in Carrington, ND. He retired from farming in 2006. Jim was a long-standing board member of the Foster County Soil Conservation District.

Due to his need for hemodialysis, Jim and Susan moved to Jamestown in July of 2014. Jim needed skilled nursing care, due to falls he had taken. From 2015-2017, he spent weeks to months at Eventide Senior Living Community. In February 2018, he fell and broke his leg again and then spent the last two years of his life as a resident at Eventide. Jim grew quite fond of many of the residents and staff at Eventide.

Jim passed away at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, ND, on the morning of February 22, 2020, at the age of 74.

He will be sorely missed by his loving wife, Susan; his siblings, Janet (Paul) Enders, Carson City, NV, Fay Fandrich, Hutchinson, MN, Dennis (Ann) Fandrich, Moorhead, MN, Gail (Rich) Lange, Knob Noster, MO, Cletus (Patti) Fandrich, Fergus Falls, MN; ten nieces and nephews; and goddaughter Jerri Dee Holth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Margret; his brother Marvin; sister-in-law Kathy; nephew Cory Lange; and a long-time buddy Ervin Zimmer.

Visitation will be held Friday, from 9:00AM-7:00PM; with Family Present from 5:00PM-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 10:30AM at the Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington.

Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery

Posted Condolences:


  1. Many fun memories of cousin Jim from spending my summers on the farm. Jim taught me some things about farming the hard way. If it was dirty and stinky, he had me doing it. The funny part was that I thought it was fun. My prayers and thoughts to the Fandrich family.

  2. We were so sad to hear of James passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and the family. May God give you the peace that you seek.
    Love Buck & Shirley

  3. Susan, We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and Jim’s brothers and sisters. Greg and Mary Benson

  4. Jim was a very good friend and so kind to my Uncle Peter Simonsen when they were both at Eventide together. I believe they are sitting together and having good conversation together as friends ❤️

  5. I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Always enjoyed a good visit with him. Prayers going out to Susan and Jim’s family. May he rest in peace.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. Our memories of Jim include his work at the church fixing and repairing whatever needed attention. We know he left behind unforgettable memories that you will hold in your heart forever and that will sustain you in the days ahead. Today, tomorrow, and beyond, may God grant you peace, courage, and strength. Marlene and Bob Scott

  7. Rest in peace, Jim.

  8. Saddens me to hear of Jim’s passing. I only got to Jametown once to visit him. He and I went to SSS together even though he was a diesel mech and I was in auto mech we got to know each other quite well. My condolences go to his family.

  9. God Bless Jim’s memory, may he Rest In Peace. May his memories be your comfort Susan. Carter and KathE

  10. Very sorry to hear about Jim. Many good memories of him at church and at school. May good memories bring you comfort.

  11. I always enjoyed running into Jim at Prairie Inn when we came home to visit. May he Rest In Peace.


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