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Obituary: James Fandrich


March 2, 2020

James Louis Fandrich, 74, passed away at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, N.D., on Feb. 22, 2020. The funeral service was held Feb. 29, 2020, at the Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington, N.D. Burial was at the Carrington Cemetery. Rev. Rick Loewen officiated. Special music was provided by Clara Edwardson. Casket bearers were Dennis Fandrich, Cletus Fandrich, Richard Lange, Joshua Fandrich, Brent Lange, Paul Straley and Tyler Fandrich.Honorary bearers were Ken Halvorson, Al Peterson, Myron Hoeckle, Claudia and David Timm and Thomas Sauby. Military honors was provided by North Dakota Funeral Honors Team. 

James Louis Fandrich was born in New Rockford, ND, on October 19, 1945, to Margret (Hogan) and Edward Fandrich. Jim attended school in Carrington where he graduated. Jim attended the diesel mechanics program at the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, N.D.

He was drafted into the Army in 1967, and served in Vietnam as a Radio Operator with the Signal Corps. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with two Overseas Bars, the Vietnam Accommodation Medal and the Marksmanship Medal.

On June 28, 2003, Jim married the Rev. Susan Hauck at the Federated Church in Carrington. Jim was also a long-standing board member of the Foster County Soil Conservation District.

He will be sorely missed by his loving wife; his siblings: Janet (Paul) Enders, Carson City, Nev.; Fay Fandrich, Hutchinson, Minn.; Dennis (Ann) Fandrich, Moorhead, Minn.; Gail (Rich) Lange, Knob Noster, Mo.; Cletus (Patti) Fandrich, Fergus Falls, Minn.; 10 nieces and nephews; and a goddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Marvin, sister-in-law Kathy, nephew Cory Lange, and a long-time buddy Ervin Zimmer.

​Arrangements made by Evans Funeral Home, N.D


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