James Haley

james haley
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James “Jim” Roberts Haley, 68, passed away on April 6, 2022 in Fargo, ND. Jim passed surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on March 24, 1954 in Grand Forks, ND to Martin J Haley and Gayle D Roberts. He grew up in several places throughout the Midwest, as his father’s work often required relocation. The family eventually settled in Fargo, ND where he lived for most of his adult life. Jim graduated from Fargo North High School in 1972 and studied at North Dakota State University. A gifted salesman, Jim spent most of career in the automobile industry. Jim worked in auto sales for many years, culminating in his position as manager at Wallwork, in Fargo. He spent the latter part of his career in outside sales, most notably with North Central Truck Accessories in St. Cloud, MN. He enjoyed being on the road, and visiting with his customers throughout the upper Midwest. Jim married Nancy Mickelson on May 28, 1976 at Holy Spirit Church in Fargo. Jim and Nancy had two children, Jennifer and James. The family made a home in north Fargo. He was a member of Holy Spirit Church. Jim was best known for his relentless sense of humor, sharp wit, and playful outlook on life. Always quick with a joke, Jim loved to make light of the most serious of situations. No one was spared from his light hearted teasing; including his wife, his children and their spouses, his parents, friends and colleagues. Jim was a skilled golfer and enjoyed playing at Edgewood Golf Course most of all. He had a deep love for music, especially obscure rock n’ roll and classic country. He loved reading and crossword puzzles; and had an unusually deep vocabulary and command of the English language. Spending summers at Wee Villa resort near Elizabeth, MN was perhaps his greatest pastime. Jim is survived by his wife Nancy of Fargo; his children Jennifer (Rory) Arends and James (Chelsea) Haley; his grandchildren Thomas and Jack Haley; his mother Gayle Haley; and his siblings Martin (Kim) Haley III, John (Anne) Haley and Nancy (Bruce) Taralson. He was preceded in death by his father Martin Haley, his paternal grandparents Leo and Loretta Haley, and his maternal grandparents Roland and Cleo Roberts. The service for James Haley will be held on Monday April 11, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.

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  1. I am saddened to learn of Jim’s passing. He and I worked together in the early 1980s at what was then Corwin Chrysler-Plymouth. I always enjoyed Jim’s whimsical/optimistic attitude.

  2. RIP Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and the family. He was definitely one of a kind and will be deeply missed by many.

  3. I am very emotional about Jim’s passing and hope Nancy and their family find some peace and comfort that he was well loved. He was full of life and “twinkled” when he teased and shared his quick wit and fun loving attitude.

  4. Dear Nancy and family,
    I am saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I’ll never forget the good old days and the crazy times we had! I’d love to see you if I make it to Fargo this summer- we could drag Broadway!?

    Take care my friend……

  5. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, father, son, brother. May God be with you and give you peacePeace

  6. Sorry to hear about Jim’s passing.we were friends in grade school days. Always had a smile on his face. Condolences to the family.

  7. Jenny, James and Nancy we are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, father. May God be with you and give you peace and comfort.

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