James Moreau

james moreau
James Harvey Moreau, 81, Fargo, ND passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Sanford Health. He was born to Harvey and Lillian (Larson) Moreau on April 1, 1933 in Fargo, North Dakota. He attended St. Mary’s, Roosevelt, and Fargo Central Schools. Jim enjoyed playing hockey and was a good pitcher for Fargo Junior Legion baseball. James served in the Air National Guard and on April 1, 1951 his guard unit was called to active duty to Valdosta, GA and later, Columbus, OH. He was honorably discharged and returned to Fargo. On April 23, 1954 Jim and Eleanor Hauge were united in marriage and together they had four children. Throughout Jim’s career, he worked for his parents who owned and operated Fargo Transfer, then began a career as a used car salesman in 1959, winning many awards and prizes. When asked why he chose to sell used rather than new cars, Jim would reply, “New car salesmen are only order takers; you have to know something to sell used cars.” On December 31, 1994 he retired from WWWallworks. Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eleanor; five children, Cheryl (Mike) Garcia; Brian (Bernice) Moreau; Julie (Harry Abercrombie) Hedstrom; Jana (John) Edmondson; Jeannie (Steve) Lundstrom; brother, Arthur (Linda) Moreau; 12 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Jackie Moreau.

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  1. We were so sorry to hear about Jim. We both have many fond memories of him during his days at Overvold Motors. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Brian and Berniece,
    I am sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. -Mary-

  3. We were sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I know he was going through some medical problems. Jim will be missed deeply as he was a good friend and funny guy. He could be a character with his jokes.
    We want to express our Sincere condolences for the Moreau family.
    Sincerely Paul and Perry Nystul

  4. To Eleanor and all the family – Our thoughts are with you in your loss. Just wanted you to know that we enjoyed Jim as a neighbor all these years. It was always fun to visit with him (and you too Eleanor) outside in the summertime.

  5. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids Eleanor..
    Love and respect,
    Roger and Dawn

  6. Sympathy to Jims family.My Dad Hubert Oye and Jim were friends years ago.When I would tag along with Dad, we would go visit Jim.Jim was so nice and kind and so well dressed.Its been along time since I have seen Jim but I remember him well.Candy Oye Weixel

  7. Brian and Bernice

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  8. Julie, I was so sorry to hear of your dads passing. My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. Cherish all your great memories.

  9. Julie, I’m so sorry for your loss, I’ve had others leave our family, it hurts.
    I’ll try calling you later
    Still think of you
    Love Deb

  10. Dear Brian and Bernice, My condolences to you and your family. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time. Theresa

  11. Dear Family – I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, it is always hard to go through these experiences and I just want you all to know that I am sending you lots of love, prayers and strength.

  12. So sorry to hear of your loss. I have many memories of your family from the old neighborhood! I will always remember going for rides on Sunday with your dad and you guys to Stonegate kennels to see the animals and most of all I remember your dads smile! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sorry I couldn’t make it to the funeral but please know I am thinking of you.Take care!

  13. Brian and Bernice~ My sympathy on the passing of your father. Prayers for peace and that your great memories of him will help you through this difficult time. Janeene

  14. So sorry to hear about Jim. I would have been there today, but have car problems. We will do lunch very soon.
    My prayers are with you.

  15. OMG Eleanor, I didn’t know. I just checked Boulgers for obits (I know I’m weird) and there was Jim’s! What can I say. Even when we know the end is drawing near for our loved ones it is still hard to process once it happens. You have my sincere sympathy. Wherever Jim and Joe are now, I’m sure they are having a good time laughing it up about something. Take care of yourself, Eleanor. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Barb

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