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James Sakellson

July 18, 2016

Memorial Service

July 21, 2016
- 10:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

James Sakellson

July 18, 2016


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.


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3 responses to “James Sakellson”

  1. Myran Julie Jarmon of Midland City, Al says:

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Isaiah 25:8

  2. James, Ron, Ivan Sauvageau says:

    Allen, Dana, and Jeff: We are very sorry to hear about your dad, given his age he lived a long life and had many memories to hang on to! However, the loss can be difficult to deal with, this is hoping your loss is mitigated given the family around you. Ron and I will stop by prior to the pray service to touch bases with you guys, Ivan has another commitment and will be unable to stop by, he did want us to express his condolences. We will hopefully be able to see you guys for a short period. Thinking about you guy, an hoping that you get thru your sorrow without difficulty.

  3. Cindy Gaughan says:

    Sorry for your loss, I didn’t know Jimmy well, but my father, Bob Gaughan, spoke of him often. I do remember visiting with Jim at Tri-State, he was a good person.
    He will always be in my memories.
    Cindy Gaughan

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