James Alan Bachman, 41, Fargo, ND, passed away on September 17, 2014. James, son of Roger and Janell (Grenz) Bachman was born alongside his twin brother, Timothy, October 7, 1972 in Fargo, N.D.  He attended West Fargo High School and Graduated Class of 1991. He attended NDSU for 1 Year.

He went on to spend most of his career working at the Floor To Ceiling Store as an independent contractor, specializing in custom kitchens.  James was a skilled craftsman who left his mark on many homes in the region.

He was an avid sports fan with a passion for golfing. He especially enjoyed playing in the Roger Maris Golf Tournament. James played league softball for many years, as well as legion baseball for West Fargo.  James competitively raced Superbikes at the Brainerd International Raceway for 3 years.  He also loved music and enjoyed going to live concerts.

But most of all he enjoyed spending weekends at the Lake and all of his time with his family and friends, especially his brother and the love of his life, his daughter, Jadyn.

James is survived by his daughter, Jadyn Elizabeth Bachman, Fargo, ND; his brother, Tim (Brenda) Bachman, Detroit Lakes, MN; parents, Roger and Janell Bachman, Little McDonald Lake, MN; nieces, Nikki Stotesbery, Sioux Falls, SD, and Ashley (Brett) Vondal, Snohomish, WA; grandmother, Violet Bachman, Streeter, ND; grandmother, Florence Grenz, Napoleon, ND; and many aunts, uncles & cousins who loved him dearly. James was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Bachman, and grandfather, Marvin Grenz.

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  1. Horace ND
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Jims family. He was a really sweet person and some really great memories. You will be missed by so many.

  2. Blaine MN
    I met Jim for the first time at a funeral of a relative, at the same time I met his shy little daughter, Jadyn. He left a good impression on me, I’m so sorry about his death, I know Jadyn was close to her father, she will be loved by all the relatives but we cannot replace her father’s love. Mary Sende, great Aunt, by way of sister, Betty Ratzlaff, deceased, from Fargo.

  3. Dear Roger and Janell,
    My deepest condolences. May memories ease your sorrow – may time bring you peace. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Fargo ND
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s family. Jim was a great softball player and very nice guy.
    He will be missed.

    Randy and Veronica

  5. fargo, nd Dear Janell and Roger and family,

    My deepest sympathy and prayers in the loss of your son, brother and father.

    You are in my thoughts during this very difficult time.

  6. Dear Janell Roger and family
    Our prayers and thought with you all at this difficult time. May your memories of Jim comfort you in the days ahead. We will keep you in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy.

    Tom and Faye Erbes

  7. I knew jim mostly through some friends but over that time I played softball with him and got to know him. He was a good guy and will be missed

  8. West Fargo North Dakota
    Jim was a wonderful person. It is very sad that his inner demons got the better of him. Sending prayers to his friends and family.

  9. Fargo ND
    Truly sorry to hear this news.. My prayers and thoughts go out to all his family and friends. You will be truly missed!! I will always remember our talks about bikes and racing. Rest peacefully ol’ friend

  10. Jamestown ND
    We are so sorry for the tragic loss of James. We cannot begin to know your sorrow and will keep you in our prayers.

  11. I’m so very sorry to hear about Jim’s passing and for your loss. I worked with Jim a long time ago at Skateland and always thought he was a nice person. Your family will be in my thoughts and pryaers.

  12. Bowdon ND
    Roger Janell and Family
    Know you are in our thoughts and prayers
    Our deepest Sympathy in the loss of your son.

  13. Jim, you will be missed so much. You were such a nice person and had a great heart. You will never be forgotten. RIP Jim, I wish you were still here and had that special someone to spend your life with… Watch over your family and friends, they will always miss you.

  14. I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for your peace and comfort. I can only imagine the pain you are going through. A beautiful soul has passed, but the memories shall never fade. Be strong!

  15. Streeter ND
    Roger, Janell and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God enfold your family in His love, grace and guidance.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal–Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

    God Bless.

    Sandi and Tim

  16. West Fargo Deepest sympathy goes out to Jim’s family and his friends. I’ve known him for years and he was such a nice guy. So sad for what ever happened in his life that caused his death. We will miss you Jim, rest in peace my friend. You will be missed…

  17. Streeter ND
    North Dakota
    Roger and Janell – My deepest sympathy to you and the family. Prayers for you all.


  18. Streeter ND
    North Dakota
    Roger and Janell – My deepest sympathy to you and the family. Prayers for you all.


  19. Fargo ND
    Dear Roger, Janell and Tim,
    On Behalf of all of Jim’s coworkers here at Floor to Ceiling our hearts’ ache for all of you! May the Lord wrap his arms around you and embrace you with his love! Jim will always be remembered as a man with such a talented craftsmanship, and a work ethic that we could all learn and live by. He may be gone but NEVER forgotten!

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