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1936 James 2017

James Anderson

December 6, 1936 — January 29, 2017

James H. Anderson has passed away on January 29, 2017 after complications from heart surgery. Jim was born on December 6, 1936 in Blackduck, Minnesota. Jim and his wife moved to Montana in 1962. He was a teacher, high school coach and carpenter. Jim served in the Army and spent time in Korea. He was married to Pat Wolden in 1958. Jim was involved with many different things including being a Volunteer Firefighter for 21 years, an avid square dancer in Yuma, Arizona, part of the American Legion and the Honor Guard as well as an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. During his life he built and remodeled many Dillon homes as well as worked at UM Western. While at Western he was proud to be a part of the restoration of the Rowe House. He was also involved with Habitat for Humanity. He loved his family, enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and friends doing such things as playing cards, doing puzzles; he loved the outdoors, enjoyed gardening, as well as taking pictures with his Iphone. When Jim hugged you, you could feel his love. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Phyllis and his brother Lyle. He is survived by his wife Pat, his sons Brad and Vince, daughters-in-law Vickie and Michelle, daughter Brenda, son-in-law Tasmin, brothers Robert and David, 8 grandchildren – Brad Jr., Austin, Lacie, Lynzee, Jordan, Jessica, Paige and Jazmine. His 3 great grandchildren are Nolan, Grant and Gemma. Memorials can be made to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or American Legion Post #20 or a charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held sometime in June.
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