James (Jim) Stokes

james (jim) stokes

James R Stokes was born on February 26, 1948 to Bernard R Stokes and Patricia Benson Stokes at Rhinelander, WI. He grew and attended school there before moving to Superior, WI where he graduated from High School in 1966. Jim joined the Coast Guard and was stationed in Massachusetts and Alaska during his three years of service. After leaving the Coast Guard Jim returned to Duluth where he worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone. Jim joined the Minnesota National Guard and was with them until transferring to Fargo in 1987 to join the North Dakota Air National Guard. James R Stokes and Jeanette M Evans were married in Duluth, MN on November 4, 1976. While with the ND Air Guard Jim worked in INS Inertial Navigation System. Jim was with the NDANG until his retirement in 2000.

Jim and Jeanette enjoyed travelling, staying in Pelican Rapids, MN, Yuma, Az, and Tucson, Az. They looked forward to traveling together and enjoying their retirement.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jeanette; his sister, Donna Greene, Portage, MN; his daughter, Tina (Scott) Johnson, Superior, WI and his son, Jamie Stokes, Superior, WI; two grandchildren, Aaron and Dale; uncle, Karl (Sherre) Hofmann, Tomahawk, WI, aunt, Blair (Reta) Thompson, Crystal River, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

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  1. West Fargo ND
    Jim you will be greatly missed not only by me, but the other employees within Stop-N-Go. Miss you coming in the store early in the morning for your coffee and your smokes…especially missing our talks.

  2. west fargo ndso sorry for the loss. jim was a great guy to be around. will miss him stipping by work like he did from time to time.

  3. Mesa Arizona Years ago we met a couple Jim and Jeanette and they became our friends. We spent alot of good times together and we can say that we were the fortunate ones to find them. Jim will be missed by all that knew him. May he rest in eternal peach at his new home in Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to the family.
    Your Friends,
    Cliff and Darlene Gilbertson

  4. Our deepest condolences to you Jeanette, and your family. Jim was a very dear friend to our family and he will be greatly missed. We think of you and Jim every day and talk about how much we enjoyed his company, jokes and stories he shared with us. Jim will forever be in our hearts and you in our prayers for strength during this tough time.

    We love you Jeanette,

    Stacia & Chuck

  5. Dilworth MN
    I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


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    In that way so hard to tread
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