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James Gruenberg

January 12, 1937 - December 25, 2014

Gathering:

1-3:00 P.M. Monday, December 29, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.

Burial:

North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, North Dakota.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

James Gruenberg

January 12, 1937 - December 25, 2014

Obituary

On Christmas Day 2014, James “Jim” Oliver Gruenberg, 77, Fargo, was welcomed into Heaven by awaiting family members and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Celebration of Life will be held at Boulger Funeral Home on Monday, December 29th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND, on Tuesday, December 30th.

Jim was born on January 12, 1937, to William and Violet (Jenks) Gruenberg in Falkirk, ND. He joined the U.S. Army in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1957. He retired in 1999 from G&M Lathing where he worked his entire life.

Jim is survived by his lifelong partner, Peggy Jacobson, Fargo; 8 children, 13 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren; 3 sisters Edna (Charles) Butz, Charlotte Anderson, Beverly (Leland) Fetzer; oodles of nieces and nephews (great and great-great); furry family members Mollie and Lucy. A special thank you to his niece Judy Gruenberg and great-niece Hannah Gruenberg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Ernie, Charles, Edmund and George Gruenberg; and five sisters, Lorraine (Randy) Granlie, Eldora (Pat) Patterson, Delores Gruenberg, Elaine (Syl) Reuter, Mary (Ted) Klein; brother-in-law James Anderson; nephew Tom Joblinski; special friend Dallas Jackman; and his best friend/dog, Brutus.

Jim was a very kind hearted and loving person. He loved camping, family reunions, and gardening. Woodworking was his passion. He took great pride in making flag cases for veterans. He also loved PBR and Camel straights.

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  1. Eric Hochhalter says:

    I had the privilege of knowing Uncle Jim. Many good times spent camping and playing Blitz. Prayers and thoughts to the family

  2. Billie Wegner says:

    Hawley MN
    I never knew James But I know three of his daughters. All of them have a great sense of humor, contagious loud laughter, and most of all their LOVE for Animals. I know that most daughters get most of their traits and behavior from their Fathers. I hope for the Family that all are comforted with wonderful memories of James.

  3. Mike Gruenberg says:

    Vancouver WashingtonPrayers to the Family, Uncle Jim RIP, God Bless

  4. Tom Reuter says:

    Peggy,we are so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family. ,

  5. robin says:

    to the greatest uncle ever. you will be so missed by all the people that knew and loved you uncle. thank you for all the great times and memories shared. love you

  6. Barb Turner says:

    Peggy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. Cherish the many, many memories you and Jim had over the years and know you have many friends here at GPK that are sending you thoughts and prayers. Take care.
    Barb

  7. Pam Boj-Rivas says:

    Fargo ND
    Jim, thank you so much for bringing such a bright light to my family. You brought such laughter to my mother over the years and I will always remember that. I have been blessed to have you as my brother-in-law. May you rest in peace, soldier.
    Love, Pammy

  8. Christy and Todd Ricker says:

    Heaven has received an amazing angel! Uncle Jim will be missed, we all have so many fun memories of him! He will never be forgotten. He always had a way to make you laugh or smile. Wish he didn’t have to go, but thankful he is not suffering. Love to you Peggy and to all of his family and friends!

  9. angie anderson says:

    steele NORTH DAKOTAWe will miss you always uncle Jim. Love you and prayers to you all Peggy and Kids.

  10. Una Mae (Dolly) Butz says:

    Bismarck ND
    My Deepest & Sincere Sympathy to all
    of Jim’s family at this time of sorrow. It is
    so very hard to watch a loved one die and not be able to do a thing about it but give them comfort. Just know that God needed another special person in his life.

  11. Eric Hochhalter says:

    I had the privilege of knowing Uncle Jim. Many good times spent camping and playing Blitz. Prayers and thoughts to the family;

  12. Billie Wegner says:

    Hawley MNI never knew James But I know three of his daughters. All of them have a great sense of humor, contagious loud laughter, and most of all their LOVE for Animals. I know that most daughters get most of their traits and behavior from their Fathers. I hope for the Family that all are comforted with wonderful memories of James.;

  13. Mike Gruenberg says:

    Vancouver WashingtonPrayers to the Family, Uncle Jim RIP, God Bless ;

  14. Tom Reuter says:

    Peggy,we are so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family. ,;

  15. robin says:

    to the greatest uncle ever. you will be so missed by all the people that knew and loved you uncle. thank you for all the great times and memories shared. love you;

  16. Barb Turner says:

    Peggy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. Cherish the many, many memories you and Jim had over the years and know you have many friends here at GPK that are sending you thoughts and prayers. Take care.
    Barb;

  17. Pam Boj-Rivas says:

    Fargo ND

    Jim, thank you so much for bringing such a bright light to my family. You brought such laughter to my mother over the years and I will always remember that. I have been blessed to have you as my brother-in-law. May you rest in peace, soldier.
    Love, Pammy;

  18. Christy and Todd Ricker says:

    Heaven has received an amazing angel! Uncle Jim will be missed, we all have so many fun memories of him! He will never be forgotten. He always had a way to make you laugh or smile. Wish he didn’t have to go, but thankful he is not suffering. Love to you Peggy and to all of his family and friends!;

  19. angie anderson says:

    steele NORTH DAKOTAWe will miss you always uncle Jim. Love you and prayers to you all Peggy and Kids. ;

  20. Una Mae (Dolly) Butz says:

    Bismarck ND

    My Deepest & Sincere Sympathy to all
    of Jim’s family at this time of sorrow. It is
    so very hard to watch a loved one die and not be able to do a thing about it but give them comfort. Just know that God needed another special person in his life.;

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