James enjoyed hunting, fishing, being at home, tinkering on equipment, and working the farm. He loved to be outdoors. He was willing to help his family and close friends with anything if he was able. If you stopped out to visit, he was always happy to visit and those visits meant a lot to him. He would tell stories of the past and you just wanted to stay and listen. So many of us would go and see him thinking we will just go and visit for awhile, but did not want to leave once we started visiting and soon a few hours turned into the whole day. He was not one to ask for help. If you were there, he did not care if he was behind on his chores, it did not matter.
He was one of a kind with a heart of gold. He was loved and will be missed more than he could ever imagine.
James is survived by his brothers, Les and Pete (Barb); sisters, Ann Weikert (Lyle) Olson, Jean (Denny) Robinson, and Karen (Dennis) Cordes; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard and mother, Muriel.