James Dale Anderson, Jr., beloved son, father, and grandfather, age 63, passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 15, 2020, at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo, ND. Services will be held at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Monday, December 21, 2020, at noon, with a visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Elk Creek Cemetery in rural Wyndmere. Pastor Dominick Warne, of Harvest Outreach, Wahpeton will officiate. Due to COVID restrictions, face masks will be required and social distancing maintained. Those who wish may view the live stream beginning at noon at www.VertinMunson.com, where condolences may also be left for the family.
James was born in Fargo on February 7, 1957, at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, to James Anderson, Sr. and Darlene (Aljoe) Anderson of Wyndmere, ND. He grew up on the family farm in Wyndmere and graduated in 1975 from Wyndmere High School. He was raised on the family farm and chose farming as his occupation. He located a job at Miller Farms, Tyler, ND, where he worked for many years. He also worked as a welder at Wil-Rich Manufacturing, a job he enjoyed.
Jimmy loved the outdoors and looked forward to his annual deer hunts. He loved to fish and farm, anything that got him outside.
Jimmy is survived by his four children, Bobbi Jo (Jay) McCleery, Milnor, ND; Jesse (Stacy) Griggs, Lisbon, ND; Kyle (Tara) Anderson, Kindred, ND; and Jenny (Dean Johnson) Anderson, Breckenridge, MN. He is also loved by his grandchildren: John, Allison (Austin), Jaidyn, Maleia, Tessa, Brandt, DJ, Alex, Joey, Ashlyn, and Colten. He was also the great-grandfather to Carson and Macy. His parents, James and Darlene; sister, Sue (Dean) Heitkamp, Wyndmere; nieces and nephews, Joshua (Lauren) Heitkamp, Dustin (Jess) Heitkamp, and Chelsey (Nick) Lee along with great-nieces and great-nephews, Bryce, Brady, Harper Rae, Aiden, Kail, and Landry.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles.
James care has been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral and Cremation Service, Wahpeton.