James E. Stanton, 80, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away February 4, 2022 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
He was born September 11, 1941 in Bowdle, SD.
James was a stock car driver in the late 1960's with sponsorships from Schmidt Implement in Willow Lake South Dakota.
He did mechanic work throughout his life on automotive, heavy equipment and farm equipment, including fabrication, assembly and setup of equipment and implements, welding, restoration and other repairs.
James was also involved in home and building construction with James Peterson on various projects throughout South Dakota. He was an apprentice cabinet maker in Washington State and did bridge construction on the interstate system with Jerry Grangaard.
He also drove truck, long and short haul off and on for many years, delivering numerous commodities such as Frigo Cheese, livestock, grain, building supplies and numerous other items.
He often went above and beyond to help any and all who needed it, including family, friends and acquaintances, no matter what was needed.
His father was Donley McKee, Mother was Ardyce Stanton Barse, Step Father Carlton Barse.
Survived by; his sons Marshall W. Stanton, Michael C. Stanton, stepson Mark Ouelette, Daughters, Monica Stanton, Annette Stanton, and Teresa Stanton, along with many grandchildren, Jason, Matthew, Jessica, Christine, Tosha, Savannah, Josh, Lily, Mike, Rory, Ryatt, Rydge, Carilyn, Madison, and Darin, and even great grandchildren; Ian, Baily, Damien, Caydance, Nathan, Wesley, and Brady. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters; Carlton Barse Jr and wife Glenda Waubay SD, Carole Peterson and husband James Gillette Wy, Sherry Conklin and husband Doug Watertown SD, Darrell Barse and Jackie Spearfish SD, Robert Barse Waubay SD, Karen Barse Gillette Wy, Carmen Barse and wife Sue Santa Maria CA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.