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Jim House

Jim House passed away at home on Monday, March 6th, 2023. He was born on February 24th, 1952 in New Rockford, N.D. His parents were Tommy and Deloris House of Grace City, N.D. He graduated from Grace City High School and attended Williston State College.

Jim was drafted into the US Army during the Vietnam War. He served his time in Germany playing basketball for the Army.

Jim married Connie Graham and together they had two children, Jason and Kristin. Later in life, they decided to get divorced. Jim has three grandchildren.

Jim worked for the Burlington Railroad for many years until he sustained a back injury.

Jim and Becky Alley have been together several years. They enjoyed playing cards and traveling to Mahnomen for concerts together.

Jim never met a stranger; he had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He was an excellent card player with a great memory. Jim was found to be lucky and loved to have fun.

Recently, Jim and Becky, along with his two brothers, his sister, and their families had a three-day family get-together in Las Vegas. They shared many laughs between one another throughout the weekend. The trip included many card games, that involved razzing one another.

Jim is survived by his life companion, Becky; his son, Jason; his daughter, Kristin; three grandchildren; his sister, Beverly; two brothers, Donnie and Alan; as well as his nephews and nieces.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Deloris House; and his brother, Larry.


Jim’s wishes were to be cremated and they will be hosting a Celebration of Life for him on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at the Juanita Pavilion (West Side) starting at 2:00PM with military honors at 4:00PM, a luncheon to follow, and Powerglide playing from 5:00PM until 9:00PM.

Posted Condolences:


  1. We are so very sorry for the loss of Jim. He was a wonderful man and friend. A lot of great memories were shared. Our prayers go out to you Becky, kids and all of the family

  2. Becky sorry to hear about the passing of Jim our prayers go out to you and family

  3. Jason, Kristin and extended family. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family.

  4. Becky I just heard of James pasting. I couldn’t believe it. I will miss seeing both of you at the VA. I really enjoyed our visits over the years. James was a big man with a big heart.

  5. Saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. He was fun to be around and a great centerfielder for the Grace City softball team. Thoughts and prayers go out to Jim’s family.

  6. Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Always looked forward to running into Jim and Becky and catching up on news back home.

  7. Becky… so sorry to hear about Jim. He was such an amazing guy who always made me feel a part of the “family”. Sending hugs and prayers across the miles. Luv ya

  8. Becky honey, so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I didn’t spend a lot of time with Jim, but anytime he was around I always had a good time and enjoyed his warm and loving presence, a dear, dear man; my condolences to you Becky and to Jim’s friends and family.

  9. Becky we are very sorry to hear about Jim our thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

  10. Becky, I’m so sorry to hear about Jim. We love you.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and family.

  11. So sorry to hear of Big Jim’s passing, I always enjoyed our conversations when I ran into him, he was a good man with a big heart.

  12. So sorry for your loss, hold tight to the treasured memeories, they helpl you through for sure. Im sure you don’t know me, but many years ago, 1976 Jim was one of the groomsmen in my Wedding. He was a fill in, and stepped up for us last minute when my husband’s friend couldn’t make it from New York. God bless and hold you through these hard times

  13. My sympathy to you and the House family, Jims son&daughter and family from Gloria Bartlett&family

  14. Sorry to hear this. Had some great basketball memories together

  15. Becky and family, we were so shocked to hear about Jim. We had so many good times visiting together and lots of laughter. He was a good person, very witty, and had a great personality! We will miss him, thinking of you and families. Linda and Rollie

  16. My heartfelt condolences to you, Becky. It sounds like Jim was a wonderful man, and will be greatly missed. My sympathy to you and Jim’s family and friends.

  17. So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy to visit with. Hugs to all of his family. I have many fond memories of the House family

  18. Sending our sympathy. Dewey had a lot of fun playing amateur BB with Jim. Especially when they passed for hockey players in Bismarck. Many fond memories.

    Joan and Dewey Heckaman
    Dickinson ND

  19. My deepest sympathy at the loss of Jim. Always could get a game of cards with him. Had a lot of good times with his folks before I lost my husband as we visit them a lot. May he rest in peace.


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