James Nicholas Sakellson, 93, Fargo, ND passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo. He was born on July 25, 1922 in Fargo to Louis and Beatrice (Bassett) Sakellson. Jim graduated from high school in Staples, MN in 1940.
After graduation, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1940 until 1942. Jim enlisted in the Navy in 1942, serving in World War II until being honorably discharged in early 1946.
In November of 1946, he met and married Mary Jane Sauvageau. They made their home in Fargo where they raised their four sons.
Jim was employed at Pierce Trailer Sales and Tri-State Trailer Sales throughout his working career.
He enjoyed watching sports, especially local softball, baseball, and football.
Jim is survived by his sons, Allen (Betty), Dana, and Jeff (Ann), daughter-in-law, Diane; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane; brother, John; sister, Patricia; and son, Larry.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bethany Retirement Living for their excellent care of Jim.