November 20, 1935 ~ July 13, 2017
James Schmidt Sr., 81, of Fargo, ND passed away July 13, 2017 at Essentia Health, Fargo surrounded by his family.
Jim, son of John and Magdalina (Feist) Schmidt was born November 20, 1935, at Napoleon, ND. Jim graduated from St. Mary’s High School and Bismarck Jr. College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957.
On June 24, 1957, he was united in marriage to Naemi Walz at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bismarck.
He was employed with Consolidated Freightways as their account manager. After retirement he started his own home appraisal and inspection company. He was employed with Gateway Chevrolet before his second retirement.
Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending winters in Mesa and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Naemi; children, James Jr. (Deb), Fargo, ND, Tim (Lynn), Maple Grove, MN, Mark, Maple Grove, MN, Jill (Greg) Unruh, Detroit Lakes, MN, Dan (Denice), Prescott, AZ; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, John, Lindstrom, MN, Leo (Kathy), Lake Forest, IL, and one sister, Florence Entzel, Minneapolis, MN.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, grand-daughter, Catherine, brothers, Tony and Don and three sisters, Sally, Phyllis and Virginia.
Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Monday, July 17, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.