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James Balsdon

James “Jim” Balsdon, 83, of Osnabrock, ND, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017, at his home.

Wesley James was born May 13, 1934 to Alvin and Margaret (Mirehouse) Balsdon on the family farm. He was raised on the farm and attended school in Hay Township. Jim was united in marriage to Doris Marlene Mutcher on October 25, 1959 in Dresden, ND. He and Doris raised their family and lived on the family farm where Jim farmed his entire life. In his lifetime, Jim’s passions were hunting, fishing, shooting, curling, and teaching hunters safety classes.

Surviving Jim are his children: Thomas “Tom” of Osnabrock, Lori (Tony) Evans of Arden Hills, MN, and Tina (Don) McKeever of Schroeder, MN; grandchildren: Andrew & Katrina Evans and Madysen & Masen McKeever; and siblings: Bonnie (Dale) McDonald, Irene Simons, Ethel Girodat, and Pat (Carl) Knudsen along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Preceding him in death were his wife of 32 years, Doris; parents Alvin & Margaret; brothers: Robert “Bob”, Howard, Alan “Ole”, John “Jack”, & William; and sisters: Barbara Reineke & Delores Girodat.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at United Lutheran Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at United Lutheran Church in Langdon. Burial will be at Zion Cemetery, Osnabrock, ND.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at United Lutheran Church in Langdon. Burial will be at Zion Cemetery, Osnabrock, ND.


SERVICES
Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
1:00 PM

United Lutheran Church
1216 9th Avenue
Langdon, ND 58249

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at United Lutheran Church in Langdon. Burial will be at Zion Cemetery, Osnabrock, ND.


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Guestbook

Sorry to hear this Tom. Ed and I enjoyed visiting with your dad.

Jan Hurley Dec 6 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Your dad was a good man and will be missed by many.

Teresa Mayfield Dec 5 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family! Always enjoyed Jim's visits to Glasgow.

Carolyn Bachtold Dec 5 2017 12:00 AM

Our hearts are with you as you say goodbye. We loved Jim's laughter, sense of humor and sharing of a good story. He will be missed!

Donna & Orvis Lunke Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

My sympathy. I will remember Jim as a cheerful person who loved to visit.

Charlie Klein Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

Tom, Lori and Tina so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great man. Jeff, Michelle and family

Jeff Kaercher Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

My sympathy to Jims family always enjoyed visiting with him, so hard to lose a loved one .

Janice Buchweitz Dec 3 2017 12:00 AM

Sending Sympathy & Prayers to the Baldsdon Family !!

Robert & Theresa Mutcher Dec 3 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Many good memories of our weekends with your mom and dad. Prayers to all during this time.

DeeAnne Johnsrude Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

Tom , Lori And Tina you are in My thoughts and Prayers. Uncle Jim will be missed!

Dawn Cramer Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

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