Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
James “Jim” Richard Neumiller, age 61, of Sykeston, ND passed away peacefully the evening of February 16, 2021. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing.
Jim was born on September 18, 1959 in Carrington, ND. He was the youngest of five and the only son born to Richard and Virginia (Schaack) Neumiller. He attended St Elizabeth’s Catholic School until 1968, then attended Sykeston Public School where he graduated in 1977. Throughout high school, Jim enjoyed playing basketball and running cross country for the Wildcats.
Jim began working with his dad on the farm and worked on the pipeline during the winter months to earn extra cash. He saved enough to buy his first 1486 International tractor. During his time with the pipeline, he was in an accident where he almost lost his leg. Jim spent 54 days in the hospital relearning how to walk. Being the stubborn man we all know him to be, he returned to farming and ranching having full function of his leg. As he would say, he could still out run or work anybody. Jim continued playing basketball, softball, and being competitive in everything he could.
On November 20, 1987 Jim was united in marriage with Karen Mallen. Together they moved to the family farm and raised four kids. Jim was very involved in his kids’ lives. He enjoyed coaching and mentoring many kids, treating them all like his own. Everywhere he went he would have a carload of kids with him. Jim loved having his kids help on the farm. He enjoyed teaching them all he knew, even if most of it would end with yelling. Jim knew how to make everything fun. Whether it was a good joke he just had to tell, hiding to scare someone, or chasing basically anyone he knew.
Jim’s true passion was his cows. He raised black Simmentals where he grew his herd to 375 head. He knew every cow by heart. Jim could always be found fixing fencing along the highway in his wild shorts and bright yellow boots. He liked to involve everyone when it came to moving the cows to and from the pasture. Soon it became a family activity.
Jim continued to be active in the Sykeston community and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed working in Napoleon at the Livestock Sale every Thursday. He was able to make lifelong friendships with people in everything he did.
Jim’s pride and joy became his grandkids. Having them ride in the tractor, go to cattle sales, and teach them things only Jim could teach them gave him great joy.
Jim is survived by his wife Karen; two daughters, Kristen (Derek) Beckley, Sykeston, Nikki (John) Anderson, Lincoln, ND; one son, Patrick Neumiller, Carrington; three grandchildren, Wyatt, Russell, and Ruth Beckley; four sisters Patty Tofte, Fargo, ND, Shirley (Larry) Jackson, Jamestown, ND, Mary Williams, Sykeston, and Jane (Jim) Fredrickson, Carrington; Three brothers-in-law, Paddy (Cheryl) Mallen, Fonthill, ON, CA, Arnie (Nikki) Mallen, Windsor, ON, CA, and Don (Jane) Mallen, Windsor, ON, CA; and many nieces and nephews.
Jim is preceded in death by his beloved son Mathew Neumiller; his parents Richard and Virginia Neumiller; his father and mother-in-law Patrick “Jones” and Madonna Mallen; two brothers-in-law, John Williams and Otto Tofte; and two nephews Michael Tofte and Brian Williams.
Visitation will be Monday, February 22, 2021, 9:00AM – 4:30PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington and will continue at church from 6:00-7:00PM a Rosary Service will be held at 6:45PM followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00PM at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Sykeston, ND.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 10:30AM at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Sykeston, ND.
Burial will be at the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery, Sykeston, ND.
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Jamie texted and told me about Jimmy! Memories flew through my mind!
All the basketball and softball times. All the fun times.
I will forever remember Jim and his family. His Mom and Dad. Another Sykeston person goes to heaven.
Jimmy was one of the hardest working most honest person I have ever met. Not only was he a really good friend to me, but my landlord, and a very good role model with good advice over the years. You will be truly missed by so many people. Fly high my friend. Love ya Jumping Jimmy.. ❤️
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Neumiller family and to all the extended family and friends who knew and loved Jimmy. He was one-of-a kind — hard-working, fun, sincere, loving. Loved his zest for life and his seemingly boundless energy. We are so incredibly sorry for your loss and share in your sadness.
My favorite joke teller and the only person I know who could pull off Hawaiian shorts with work boots. Your humor, stories and never ending spunk were unmatched and will be deeply missed. You will certainly never be forgotten by anyone lucky enough to have known you and blessed enough to call you a friend. A truly irreplaceable soul, there will never be another like you.
Our thoughts are with Jimmy’s family – he was a great classmate and neighbor all my growing up years, so full of life! He will be missed…
My friend,neighbor,classmate, Still hard to believe that you’re gone,you were such a hard worker ready to drop what you were doing and help someone out, I have so many memories of you though high school and after the funny skits that we did together, there was no one else like you,Sykeston will not be the same with out you, now you’re making everyone laugh in heaven, I will miss you my friend, until we meet again rest in peace.
Karen and family. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear husband, father and grandpa.
His fun loving spirit and infectious laugh will always be remembered. May he rest in peace.
I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was a great classmate and friend. He was always smiling and laughing. I am sending prayers for his family. God Be With You
Nikki and family,
We are so sad to hear about your dad. Just wanted to let you know that 3cc is praying and thinking of all of you!
Sympathies to all! Sorry for your loss!
My heart goes out to Karen and all of Jim’s family and friends. He was a man devoted to his family and the community of Sykeston. Jim had a gift for making people laugh and he touched the hearts of many–definitely a life well-lived!! Soar high, my friend!
The picture is so jimmy and his love for the cows. In mid November I was able to take one of my grandsons down to ride with jimmy to feed the cows, boy did he put a smile on that kids face! What a great memory. He was a great neighbor and friend. May you Rest In Peace!!
We are terribly saddened by the loss of such a fun-loving man! We will never forget the grin that graced his devilish face along with the love that never wavered for his family and his work. Karen and family, our hearts break right along with yours. We pray for you all in the days going forward. Peace be with each of you. We have truly lost one of the good ones!
Our deepest sympathy to you all. God bless Jim’s memory. He was an awesome guy loved by everyone. He will be greatly missed. Thoughts and Prayers. Roger & Linda
Work hard…play hard! I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with cousin Jim, because I live 1400 hundred miles from Sykeston. When I did, it was quality time, the kind of quality time that Jim shared with everyone he met. It’s times like this, that I wish I could be there with you all, to celebrate a life well lived. Much Love to all of Jim’s family. RIP cousin Jim!
We were shocked to hear of Jimmy’s passing.
He was a great guy and friend, always having fun but working hard.
Had many laughs through the years and i remember when i put the nickname of “Sprout” on him after the Jolly Green Giant commercials on TV. He looked just like the little guy Sprout on the commercial.
Karen and family, Brenda and I are so sorry for your loss, and will have you all, in our thoughts and prayers!
May our Dear Heavenly Father, bless you all in your time of need and sorrow.
God bless you all.
Jimmy was a dedicated Wildcat to the extreme! He and his sidekick Dave Richter never missed an opportunity to help the basketball team with practice or pep rallies! The famous Hawaiian shorts will forever be imprinted in our hearts and minds as a Sykeston staple. Jimmy was greatly loved, admired, and appreciated. Long live his legacy💕
Our sympathies to The Neumiller Families. Jim was a wonderful kind hearted, fun loving man who will be missed by everyone who knew him. Whenever I visited with Jim he would beam with pride when he talked about his family. Hang on to your wonderful memories. HUGS
Karen and family
We can’t tell you how sorry we are for your loss,our thoughts and prayers are with you.He sure sounded like an amazing man,husband ,father,grandpa,friend and mentor.A life well lived.
Karen and Family, Our deepest sympathy we extend to each of you. “We cannot feel life’s loss without first feeling the blessings of its fullness” Jimmy sure lived life to the fullest and we all got to be a part of that fullness and he helped us to do the same!! So grateful for the endless memories his unforgettable personality gave us all. Actually gonna miss his out of no where surprising moonings, LOL! How wonderfully his vibrancy will live on thru each of you!! Gone far to soon! Out of sight, out of mind?? Not A Chance!
We are so sorry for your loss,prayers are going to you and your family,,,
Sending our condolences keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.
Sympathies to the Neumiller family. Always enjoyed spending time with all of you.
Our deepest condolences and prayers sent to the Neumiller families. Jim was quite a character and very passionate about his work and family. You will be missed.
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We want to offer our Deepest Sympathy to all of you at this most difficult time.
Steve & Jane Metzger
Our deepest sympathy to the Neumiller family. You all have such wonderful and loving memories of him, that will be in your hearts 💕 forever. Hugs and prayers to your family. Cherish those memories.
Prayers and sympathy to all of the family
We are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. We will always remember him with a smile. Ron enjoyed working with him because you never knew what Jim was going to be up to. Made work seem like fun. It was truly one of a kind.
Sorry for your loss he was a great man that I had the privilege to work with him for a short period
Sending our deepest Sympathy. We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear about Jim, our thoughts and prayers are with Karen and the family.
Sending love and prayers to the Neumiller family.. so much love in his heart.. he will be missed. Blessings
I was saddened to hear the news of the loss of Jim, our heartfelt prayers to his entire family. I will definitely toast to a celebration of his life, Jim was one of the most vibrant people I ever knew, I can’t count the number of times he had me laughing so hard I couldn’t breath and so many more stories!
I am so sorry for your loss! I hope the happy memories & the love you shared will carry you through these sad days!
God Bless, Nancy Kram
I can still remember Jim & David’s version of “I Got You, Babe”, hilariously dressed as Sonny & Cher! Friends were laughing so hard, they cried!! Jim had a special knack for putting people at ease, making them laugh, and helping out whenever needed. He’ll definitely live on in countless memories of the lives he touched.
Karen and family, So sorry for your loss. Jim was one of a kind and will never be forgotten by his community. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
I have known Jimmy “Sprout” since the 6th grade. Played basketball against him and later played softball with him. Been to many many parties with him. Always always had great times with Sprout. He made life fun, not just for him but everybody around him. Wonderful man to sit and visit with. It’s so so hard to grasp his passing. Someone with so much zest and vigor for life. Jimmy will be and is dearly missed. See you soon my friend.
Rest in Peace Jimmy! He was the type of inspiration that you don’t come across very often. Definitely one of a kind. Prayers and HUGGS to the Neumiller family and friends. Jimmy will be missed by many.
Just returned from Jimmy’s mass. He was a blessing to so many. His family is his legacy and that shows how greatly this man was blessed by God.
So sorry to hear about Jim. He displayed a lot of grit when he participated in sports for the