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1953 James 2023

James Weisz

June 4, 1953 — November 28, 2023


Funeral services for James Hilmer Weisz, 70, of Killdeer, will be 10:00 am Saturday, December 2, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church, Killdeer with Pastoral Intern Anne Nies officiating. Burial will follow in the Killdeer Cemetery.

Visitation for James will be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday, December 1, 2023 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Killdeer.

James passed away on November 28th, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer for the past two years.

Jim was born June 4, 1953 to Erwin and Edna (Miller) in Hazen, ND. He was raised in Dodge and Halliday, ND and later moved to Dickinson, ND where he graduated in 1971. After graduation, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. He was assigned to the 18th Airborne Corps as a Personal Management Specialist for most of his three years of service. While serving in the Army, Jim earned the highest peacetime medal, the Army Commendation Medal. 

In 1974, he married Karen Mjolhus and to this union they had twins; daughter, Shari, and son, Jamie. He owned and operated the Coffee Shop and Jim’s Restaurant in Killdeer. Later he managed the Roundup Lanes Bowling Alley and Stardust Supper Club. In 1989, he moved to Bismarck, ND and managed Denny’s Restaurant. He later became the district manager for Bismarck, Fargo, Minot, Sioux Falls, and Grand Forks for Denny’s. Before retirement, Jim worked for US Foods as a Territorial Manager where he earned several accolades, including the President’s Cup in 2013. 

Jim enjoyed spending time with his children, family, and friends. His children were his greatest joy in life and he cherished their time together. He loved going to concerts and sporting events, as well as fishing and hunting. Jim enjoyed watching football & Nascar races.  His cats, Snoopy and Fluffy, brought him great comfort and companionship over the last five years. 

Jim was a member of the Ezra Barrows Post 46 American Legion, Forty & Eight, the Lions Club, and Pheasants Forever. He was extremely proud and honored to have been a member of the Ezra Barrows Post #46 American Legion for 50 years. He also served on the Killdeer City Commision and St John’s Lutheran Church Council.

Jim and his family would like to thank his medical teams in Dickinson & Bismarck for  the exceptional care and kindness he was given during his battle with cancer. Jim would also like to thank Shari, Jamie, Michelle, and Gary for the help and care they have given him during the past two years. 

Schlaf gut, Dad. Schlaf gut. 

He is survived by his daughter, Shari Weisz (Minneapolis, MN); son, Jamie (Janet) Weisz (Maple Grove, MN); mother, Edna Weisz (Killdeer, ND); sister, Michelle (Gary) Oversen (Killdeer, ND); brother, DeLon (Debi) Weisz (Bismarck, ND); brother, Daryl (Carol) Weisz (Billings, MT); aunt, Doris Borth (Spokane Valley, WA); along with cousins and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

He was preceded in death by his father Erwin Weisz; uncle and aunt Hilmer & Darlene Weisz; grandparents Ted & Christina Weisz and Emil & Hilda Miller.

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Friday, December 1, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

St. John's Lutheran Church - Killdeer

550 Central Avenue, killdeer, ND 58640

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