James Altringer

james altringer

James W. Altringer, 85 of Fargo, ND died on Feb 1, 2013 surrounded by family at Villa Maria nursing home.  James was born in Hope, ND to William and Adah on Feb 5, 1928. He is pre-deceased by his sisters Jeanette, Betty and Patty and brother Frank. 

He married Eloda Christianson on July 23, 1948. After serving his time in the Army during WWII,  James spent the remainder of his career in the printing business.

James, a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather is survived by his wife, Eloda; children  Michael, Mary, Joan, Mark, Julie and James(Bim).  He also leaves 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

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  1. Mesa AZ
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Eloda and Family. We remember all the goog times we had at our church circle partys and other functions. May Jim rest in peace. May God give you and your family comfort and strength in the days ahead.
    Mike & Darlene Wolf

  2. Fargo N.D
    .Eloda and family, I worked at Kayes Printing in the Mailing Dept. from 1974-1996. I really liked Jim, he was a great guy with a great sense of humor! Early in the morning I would go into the back shop, and not always see where he was working, so I’d yell out ” Yimmmmmy”, and I’d hear a yell some where, “YAAAAAH” !
    Everyone loved Jim! Enjoyed his numerous FISHING stories also!
    Great memories!
    I want to express my sincerest sympathies to all of the family. Rest well my old friend Jim, and catch a heavenly walleye for me !
    Jeff Weitzel

  3. Burke VADear Aunt Eloda and entire family,
    My loving sympathy goes out to you. I am praying that God will give you His Comfort and Peace. Your love for each other and your family has been an inspiration to all of us. Jesus is with you. He said in Mathew 28:20, ” And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”.
    With love,
    Cheryl and family

  4. It’s difficult finding words of comfort to lessen your sadness, just know James is now at peace. Bless his heart. I enjoyed meeting you Eloda and sharig our evening meals together. You always made the time more pleasurable. David and I miss you and James at the other table. My prayers to you and your family.

  5. Fargo ND
    Eloda and Family,
    We were neighbors on 11St. for a number of years. I will always remember the tremendous kindness show to me by Jim and your entire family. He was a very special man.
    Sharon (Abrahamson) McGeehan
    Tom McGeehan

  6. Fargo North Dakota
    Mark & family,

    So sorry to hear about your father. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.


  7. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of sadness. James was a wonderful man and will be missed

  8. Wadena MN
    Joan and family,
    Please know that we are thinking of you. Your Dad was a great guy.
    Take care,
    Rick, Linda and Katie

  9. Bismarck ND
    Faye just let us know about Jim. We are so sorry to hear this news. Eloda, you and Jim were the best neighbors! I still remember sitting on your steps talking, the kids (especially Scott) following Jim as he worked in the yard, your delicious peanut butter cookies, and Bim shoveling our sidewalk late one night after we had just moved in. You and your family were so good to us while we lived on 11th street. We all have such fond memories of those days. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you! Cindy & Tom

  10. FLORENCE MTUncle Jimmy, wonderful, witty, and willing to help any poor soul who asked. What a great inspiration to us all. Jim’s love and dedication to Eloda and family will continue to guide me in my relationships. Jimmy was my Mother Patty’s favorite big brother. Now the two of them will be united and continue to do God’s work. We pray for strength for all of the Altringer clan, that we may continue to bring Joy and Happiness to others the way Jimmy did.
    Blessings from Montana.

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