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James McDonald

UPDATE: Funeral services for Jim will be postponed to a later date due to covid cases in the family.

James Alan McDonald, 91, passed away on January 8, 2022, at Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier, ND.

James was born November 8, 1930, at Bathgate, ND, to Percy and Avis (Stratton) McDonald. He attended school at Crystal, ND, before moving to Neche, ND, where he attended country school. He went to high school initially at Bathgate and then later graduated from Park River, ND, high school. James then attended the State School of Science at Wahpeton, ND, for two years while also engaging in farming. His love of agriculture would continue throughout his life. In 1955, James enlisted in the United States Army and served for two years primarily at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

Following his service, he returned to North Dakota and joined his father’s farming operation. On November 1, 1959, he married Myra Miller in Hazen, ND. During the early years of marriage, James would farm from spring to fall and then work as a truck driver in the winters living in Grand Forks, ND. He would continue to farm until retirement.
James and Myra have three sons, Landis, Stuart, and Jason. James was a member of the Bathgate, ND, Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. He was also a member of the American Legion in Neche.

James is survived by his wife of 62 years, three sons, Landis (Susan), Stuart (Margaret), and Jason (Pamela), and grandchildren, Ann, Connor, Katherine, Lilly, and Tyler McDonald.

Preceding him in death were his parents, sisters: Lois (Lee Lembke) of Porterville, CA, and Nola (Bill Asher) of Las Vegas, NV.

The family is very appreciative of the care he received at Wedgewood Manor while he lived there in Cavalier.


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Michelle Murray Jan 17 2022 8:30 AM

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Dianne Berg Jan 14 2022 9:19 PM

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Tammy Betts Jan 14 2022 4:15 PM

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Dalle & Colleen Dalsted Jan 14 2022 6:46 AM

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Karen Sigvaldson Jan 11 2022 8:07 PM

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Neil & Mary Sagert Jan 11 2022 9:57 AM

Myra and family: My thoughts and prayers are will you all during this difficult time. God Bless

Jamie Stockton Dodd Jan 10 2022 7:46 PM

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