On Christmas Day 2014, James “Jim” Oliver Gruenberg, 77, Fargo, was welcomed into Heaven by awaiting family members and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Celebration of Life will be held at Boulger Funeral Home on Monday, December 29th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND, on Tuesday, December 30th.

Jim was born on January 12, 1937, to William and Violet (Jenks) Gruenberg in Falkirk, ND. He joined the U.S. Army in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1957. He retired in 1999 from G&M Lathing where he worked his entire life.

Jim is survived by his lifelong partner, Peggy Jacobson, Fargo; 8 children, 13 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren; 3 sisters Edna (Charles) Butz, Charlotte Anderson, Beverly (Leland) Fetzer; oodles of nieces and nephews (great and great-great); furry family members Mollie and Lucy. A special thank you to his niece Judy Gruenberg and great-niece Hannah Gruenberg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Ernie, Charles, Edmund and George Gruenberg; and five sisters, Lorraine (Randy) Granlie, Eldora (Pat) Patterson, Delores Gruenberg, Elaine (Syl) Reuter, Mary (Ted) Klein; brother-in-law James Anderson; nephew Tom Joblinski; special friend Dallas Jackman; and his best friend/dog, Brutus.

Jim was a very kind hearted and loving person. He loved camping, family reunions, and gardening. Woodworking was his passion. He took great pride in making flag cases for veterans. He also loved PBR and Camel straights.

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