James Hager

james hager

James D. Hager, 57, of Fargo, ND passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, after a long and painful battle with cancer.

James was born on January 19, 1957, in Harvey, ND to Daniel and Pearl Hager. The family moved to Ada, MN where he lived until 1979, then moving to Moorhead, MN.

In the mid-80's, James and Robin Jenson moved to Palm Springs, CA where James drove truck. A few years later, they moved to Phoenix, AZ where he did roofing and later became assistant manager at the Texaco Express Lube. After 14 years together, James and Robin were united in marriage on September 26, 1991 in Las Vegas, NV.  In 1994, they returned to Fargo, ND to be near family.

James was a dedicated Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings Fan. He liked bowling, dancing, yardwork, and taking his dog, Jake, for walks.

James is survived by his wife, Robin; his little buddy, Jake; his father, Daniel Hager and friend Gladys Nelson, Fargo, ND; brother, Galye (Marion) Hager, Harwood, ND; very special nieces, Candace Hager with little Maggie May, Harwood, ND, and Alicia Jaspers, Atlanta, GA; very special nephew Tyler Jenson, Fargo, ND; mother-in-law, Vashti Christlieb, West Fargo, ND; father-in-law, Mel Christlieb, Lidgerwood, ND; brothers-in-law, Steve (Rhonda) Jenson, Fargo, ND, Scott Jenson, Fargo, ND, (Sharon Jenson), Palm Desert, CA, Randy Jenson, Fargo, ND, (Wanda Jenson), Moorhead, MN, Ryder (Cora) Jenson, San Diego, CA; special uncle, Terry Jenks, Moorhead, MN and many other special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Hager.

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  1. Naples FLJim! Never a mean word, not a negative thought! Liked driving fast, having fun at nobody’s expense but his own, and just embodied what a good guy is in this mean world. Bless you Jim!

  2. The Ada High School Class of ’76 mourns the passing of Jim. His loss is the first for the class and our hearts are heavy with grief to not only learn of his passing but also his pain.

    Jim was a dear friend and classmate to all of us and we will always remember his kind and gentle spirit.

    -Barb (Mueller) Baum

  3. Dilworth MN
    To the family of Jim’s. I was just on a road trip today going around my old stomping grounds. I was just thinking of you when I drove past the old farm as to where you are and what you are up to. Was wondering what you were up to since we graduated. It was such a shock when I read this news in the forum tonight.
    We had a lot of good memories back than and I can say it was a pleasure to have had you as a friend in high school. God bless your memory. Tim

  4. Harvey NdLeon and Cathy Seefeld want to extend our deepest Sympathy to the James Hager family and his Dad Daniel . Our thoughts and prayers .

  5. Mesa AZ
    “Our Deepest Sympathy in your time of sorrow-may you find strength in one another”.
    Roni Walters (Keller)-Mesa, AZ

    Kelli Buss (Keller) and Family-Elk River, MN

    Bob Keller-Elk River, MN

  6. Harwood N.D
    Rest in peace Jim you put up a good fight but now your fight is over. Also thank you Robin for his excellent care you gave him. Galye

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