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James Frederickson

James D. Frederickson, age 73, of Carrington, ND passed away Friday, August 27, 2021, after a courageous seven year battle with ALS at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown, ND, with his wife Jane by his side.

James – “Jim” – “PD” was born Dec 1, 1947 in Jamestown, to LeRoy and Elizabeth (Reimers) Frederickson.  Jim attended 1st grade in Jamestown.  Second grade through 12th grade he was in Ray, ND and graduated in 1965 from Ray High School. During his summer years growing up he spent summers working on his Aunt & Uncles farms, Clarence & Lorraine Schroeder, Bud & Caroline Wolf, and Howard & Myron Reimers. Jim attended NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND, for two years finishing with a degree in auto body repair.

After graduating from NDSCS he worked for Fred Pepple at Carrington Motors enjoying his career in auto body.  Jim was drafted into the United States Army in 1968.  He served in the Vietnam War in the 101st Airborne Division – combat engineer, earning a National Defense Service Medal – Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device – Vietnam Service Medal with 2 bronze Service Stars – Bronze Star Medal and a Army Commendation Medal.

After returning from Vietnam Jim was employed in Jamestown at RM Stoudt in autobody.  He returned to Carrington and worked for Central City Lumber in sales.  On May 7, 1977, Jim was united in marriage to Jane Neumiller in Sykeston, ND. Jim did a short stint with ND State Highway Department, sales for Jim Vetsch Chevrolet, a lumber yard in Hebron, ND and Dakota Growers Pasta plant. He later returned to Central City Lumber until his retirement.  Jim was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011 and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2014.

Jim is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jane (Carrington).  Brother David (Sharon) Frederickson, Plainview, MN and sister Becky (Rick) Pretzer, Carrington.  Sisters-in-law Pat Tofte Fargo, ND, Shirley (Larry) Jackson, Jamestown,  Mary Williams, Sykeston, Karen Neumiller, Sykeston.  Fur babies Ruby and Ava.  Numerous nieces and nephews that he adored along with many great and great-great nieces and nephews he enjoyed visiting with.

Jim enjoyed reading, wood working, deer hunting and working on his vehicles and the last few years the serenity of his back-yard garden.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents LeRoy and Elizabeth Frederickson; mother and father-in-law Richard & Virginia Neumiller.  Brothers-in-law James Neumiller, John Williams and Otto Tofte.  Nephews Brian Williams, Mathew Neumiller and James Anderson.

Memorials are appreciated to Carrington Cemetery Association, PO Box 355, Carrington ND 58421 or ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter, 1919 University Ave W Ste 175, St Paul MN 55401

 

Jim’s Visitation will be Friday, September 3, 2021 from 12:00PM – 7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 10:30AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND.

A Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND.

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46 Comments

  1. Prayers to Jane and all the Fredrickson family! Jim was a great man! So many memories and fun times. He had the most positive attitude always. Even in the hospital when we saw him and he didn’t feel very good! Hopefully, he is having a great time in heaven with all who are there to welcome him home! Love and strength to you all at this time. Love the Chisholm Family!🙏🏻❤️

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  2. To pay honor to a friend, classmate, and man of honor. His contributions were many and manifest. RIP.

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  3. Thoughts and prayers to Jane and family! I remember going into the lumber store years ago and he was always there to help and answer my questions! A wonderful person. RIP Jim

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  4. Did business with Jim for years at Central City Lumber. Great guy! Sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to his family and all involved.
    Terry Meester

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  5. So sorry to hear about Jim. Lots of prayers for you

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  6. Prayers to you Jane and all family. He fought a great battle with a great attitude. Love from cousin Marilyn Norsby

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  7. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. He was a great guy!

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  8. Jane,
    So sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything let us know.

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  9. So sorry to hear of the loss of Jim, he was a great man, always friendly and had time to stop and visit, our condolence to you Jane and the Frederickson family, he will be greatly missed by many🙏🙏🙏💕

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  10. Jim was always very helpful when I would go into Central City Lumber during our remodeling project. He was always more than willing to provide the help and advice that I needed. He was a good man! So sorry for your loss, Jane and family.

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  11. Jim and I were roommates to start at NDSSS. We hung out together for several years when I would get back to Carrington for Guard drills and visits. I am deeply saddened to hear this. My condolences to you Jane!

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  12. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you Jane and the family. Leon always enjoyed his time at Wahpeton State School of Science with Jim and when we were back home and he would run into him. May Jim Rest In Peace and you cherish all the good memories. Penny and Leon Mindt

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  13. My deepest sympathy

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  14. Jane and family,

    Sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. Jim was always so kind and grateful when I talked with him on the phone or in the VA clinic.
    May God bless and keep you now and in the days ahead.
    Candyce Wick 🙏

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  15. So sorry for your loss prayers for Jane and all of Jim’s family. It was an honor to have known Jim.

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  16. Jane our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bring you peace and comfort .

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  17. So sorry for your loss Jane – thoughts and prayers for you and all of Jim’s family. I will always cherish the memories of taking my dad’s grain truck into Carrington and helping Jim & Jane clear the trees and debris from the lot that their house sits on.

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  18. We are so sorry for your loss. I always appreciated Jim in his work at the lumber co. He always believed in me and encouraged me that ‘I could do it”. He was a special man! Cherish the memories.

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  19. Our thoughts are with you Jane. We will miss him. He was always an up person and a great guy. About the only time I ever got to see him the last many years was at the kensal school reunions. And I miss you cousin.

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  20. So sorry for your loss and prayers for Jim’s family in the days ahead. God bless you all.

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  21. A great cousin. He always came to our fredrickson’s activities. Growing up together was fun. He would come to his uncle Ted’s farm by Kensal whenever he had a chance. And we all spent time with our favorite aunt and uncle Clarence and Lorraine Schroeder’s farm. Sorry for your loss. Great memories with Jimmy

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  22. Our condolences to the family of Jim Frederickson.. Jim fought a gallant battle with strength and grace.He will be missed by many.

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  23. sorry to hear about Jim take care of yourself
    Denny

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  24. Jim was a wonderful guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry and Joanne Carlson.

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  25. Jim would walk to work to Central City Lumber every day. His route was right past my house, and on occasion, my brothers and I would run into Jim while walking to and from school. He was our every day getting and wave while we were growing up. A truly beautiful soul! My condolences to Jane and all of Jim’s friends and family.

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  26. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jim was such a kind friendly man. May he rest in God’s love. Cherish all your many memories.

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  27. Our condolences to you Jane and Jim’s family from a classmate and friend.only got to see him at reunions in Ray. He was such a gentle and nice person, Nadine and David Melland

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  28. Jane and all the Frederickson family, I am extremely sorry to hear about the loss of Jim. He was always so kind, patient and helpful whenever I had to go to Central City Lumber over the years. Also, I so enjoyed the brief visits with you guys when you’d “come to my lane” so I could wait on you (and be harassed – lol!) in Fleet Farm! So grateful to have those fun memories…
    I’m honored to have known Jim over the years. How blessed he is, healthy and seeing Jesus face to face! My deepest sympathies.

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  29. Cousin Jane and extended family, and all of Jim’s family and friends. So sorry for your loss. “Spreading the Love” to all of you. He was a good man.

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  30. So very sorry about the passing of Jim! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Jim fought a long hard battle, may he rest in peace!

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  31. Jim was one of the most generous men and gentlest souls I’ve met. Sending warm thoughts and prayers Jane.

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  32. So sorry to hear of Jims passing. Take care and many prayers for you and the family!

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  33. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Cherish all the wonderful memories. Jim was a kind, softspoken classmate of mine. May he rest in peace.

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  34. So sorry Jane to hear about Jim’s passing. He helped me when Kelly was remodeling the house. We also had talked about Viet Nam, his service and about my brother. Another Viet Nam vet who suffered long after his service.may be he rest in peace now.

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  35. We are so sorry for your loss, Jane. Jim was such a good guy & well respected in this community. He was always so helpful at the lumber yard.
    Our Deepest Sympathy to you & your family. May God bring you comfort & peace as you deal with the loss of your beloved husband.

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  36. Rest in peace Jim

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  37. My prayers for the family.

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  38. So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. Sending prayers.

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  39. Thoughts and prayers for Jim’s family. Always helpful whenever Corey or I would go to the lumber yard.

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  40. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jane, Dave, Becky their families and all of Jim’s family at this time. We always enjoyed visiting with Jim whenever we were back to the Carrington area. He was always friendly and a kind soul. RIP Jim

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  41. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you & your family

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  42. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. God Bless Jim’s memories he was such a good man. Jane and all the family may your memories be of comfort.

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  43. Heartfelt sympathy for Jim’s family and loved ones. May your hearts rejoice in God’s blessings for families and take comfort in and through Jesus Christ at this time of grieving and loss.

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  44. Good bye dear friend and faithful servant and thanks for your service. ✝️🇺🇸

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  45. My sincere condolences Jane & family, so sorry for your loss.
    I was fortunate to have Jim as a roommate for the 2nd year of Auto Body
    at NDSSS. Jim was a good friend who introduced me to country music which
    I still enjoy. Many nights we went to sleep with 3 or 4 country LP’s on the player.
    He also introduced me to quite a few Carrington guys who later became roommates
    & friends in Fargo. Wish we could have been closer later in life. My prayers go out to you
    & for Jim that he may now rest in peace.

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  46. My sympathy and prayers to Jane and family. Jim will truly be missed. He was so kind and helpful.

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