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James H. McFadden, 95, of Cavalier, ND passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at his home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour before the time of services. Burial will be held in the Bruce Cemetery, Neche, ND.
James was born August 4, 1920 in the Bruce community near Neche, ND to Joseph and Nellie (Hinds) McFadden. He grew up on the family farm and attended the Bruce School.
On November 7, 1942, he married Helen Greenwood at Hallock, MN. Jim farmed in the Bruce area his entire life, until moving to Cavalier in 2005. Things he enjoyed doing were playing cards, woodworking, camping, and fishing. For 11 years Jim and Helen enjoyed wintering in Harlingen, TX.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; children: Peggy Page, East Grand Forks, MN, Kitty Mullen (Dave Waller), Ft. Myers, FL, Pat (Marge) McFadden, Fergus Falls, MN, Dennis (Maxine) McFadden, Castle Rock, CO, Tom McFadden, Bob (Val) McFadden, all of Cavalier, David McFadden (Shelley Burnette) Highlands Ranch, CO, Karen McFadden, East Grand Forks, MN; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; nephew, James Stockton, Fargo, ND; niece, Shirley Ertz, Papillion, NE.
Preceding him in death were his parents; children: Donald James and Sue Ellen McFadden; grandson, Aaron McFadden; sisters: Viola McFadden, Vera Stockton, and Ruth Olin; daughter-in-law, Laurie McFadden.
Sympathy going out to the McFadden family. may the memories give you comfort in the days aheadj
Kenny and Geraldine Geiger Feb 8 2016 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I know my mother Ruth Bustin called your relatives thru Earl McFadden in CA to let them know. It seems like the end of an era of people who went thru a lot but were strong. It feels like the time went by so fast as I remember Bobby and your dad in church in Neche. My sincere sympathy to all of you. Sincerely, Ann Paulson
ann paulson Jan 23 2016 12:00 AM
My sympathy to all of you on your loss I have great memories of Jim and the great Bruce community. Blessings to all
Arless Wisenthal Matzek Jan 20 2016 12:00 AM
Burton Fleming Jan 18 2016 12:00 AM
We acknowledge the passing of your husband, father, grands and greats and friends; happy in the knowledge that Jim chose to go on living with his Creator when faced with the question. I'll never forget stopping to see Jim and Helen at home in Cavalier. Helen said Jim was out at the farm, probably sitting in his easy chair in the barn. We took a drive out there, me thinking of all the things Jim might have went out there to do. But no, as we pulled up the driveway and stopped in front of the open door of the barn that has seen so much hard work and held so many different implements, held so many good memories, there in the middle of the empty room sat Jim in his old easy chair looking out on us, exactly as Helen said we'd find him. Our sympathies go out to all of you, Paul n Marilyn Mullen
Paul and Marilyn Mullen Jan 18 2016 12:00 AM
Bob, Val, Pat, and all the McFaddens, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Barb Magnusson Jan 18 2016 12:00 AM
My most sincere sympathies for Helen and her family.
Nancy Greenwood Jan 18 2016 12:00 AM
Pat Jason and Family sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy.
Richard E. Thurston Jan 17 2016 12:00 AM
Thomas, April, Hunter and Addyson Huus Jan 17 2016 12:00 AM
My sympathies to Bob and Val and the whole McFadden family. Jim was always so fun to visit with. Hope your memories of him carry you through these times.
Lori Broschat Jan 17 2016 12:00 AM