James Reger

james reger

Jim passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, at the age of 51, after a year and a half long battle with cancer.

James E. Reger was born on August 6, 1962, the son of Thomas and JoAnn (Hofsommer) Reger in Fargo. He grew up in Fargo and graduated from Fargo South High School in 1981, where he played football and did his art.

Jim was united in marriage to Nancy Volk on March 24, 2000. They established their home in north Fargo. Jim worked at Simplex-Grinnell as a fire safety inspector for many years.

One of Jim’s favorite past times was boating on Lake Melissa with his friends and family. He enjoyed movies, music, hunting and snowmobiling. Jim was an avid Red Wings and UND hockey fan as well as the Dallas Cowboys. Above all, he loved spending time with his family. Jim was loved by many and will be missed greatly.

Jim is survived by his wife, Nancy of Fargo; his children – Amanda, Nikki, Dallas, and Jack, all of Fargo; his siblings – Steve of Watford City, ND; Elizabeth “Liz” (Buck) Olson of Mayville, ND; Chris of Fargo. Also surviving are his grandchildren – Bella, Lucy, Jaxon, and Vince; several nieces and nephews, and many other very dear relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and JoAnn; and his grandparents.

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  1. sioux falls South DakotaNancy,
    We were so very sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. We talked with Bradley at the lakes this past weekend and he told us of Jim’s battle with cancer. Please know that we continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Detroit Lakes MnMy dearest Nancy…So very sorry to hear about your loss. I just learned about this this evening. My heart goes out to you. I have been out of town for a week so I missed finding out about this until now. Please forgive me for not being there. I hope you can feel the hugs that I am sending your way. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers. Hope to see you soon. Lots of love Bonnie

  3. Hi, I went to school with James Reger’s father, Tom. When I saw the photo I noted how much James looked like his dad. Normally I would not be on this website but my aunt, Beatrice Ness’s obituary was nearby. I am sorry for your loss. JCK

  4. Lexington North CarolinaI am so sorry that your life and that of your kids has change. Cancer is an uninvited enemy that touch us all. It’s power is felt worldwide. But this will not last forever. Our Heavenly Father Jehovah Has a government (Matthew 6:10) that will rid the earth of all the pain and suffer we experience. (Revelation 21:3-5). Please go to this site ( jw.org) for the encouragement that you and your kids will need to face the tough days ahead with confidence. Take care MoM for your kids need you and take care of yourself.

  5. Bend OregonDeepest Sympathy to Nancy and the Reger Family! So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing and all the sorrow that follows. Time will slowly heal and all the good memories prevail. Please know that our thoughts are with you and Jack. Tom & Candy

  6. Detroit Lakes mnSorry for your Loss sweetie. I know this is a very difficult time for you and the kids. My heart goes out to you and in time with love and support from all of us your heart will mend.

  7. Fargo North Dakota
    My thoughts & prayers to the Reger family. I have known Jim for many years. We had many great talks & laughed a lot! He always brightened my day! I will miss him & his sense of humor. He was a great man & will be missed greatly!

  8. Fargo I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. May the memories of him surround you with warmth and comfort you now and always.

  9. Nancy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  10. Fargo I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. May the memories of him surround you with warmth and comfort you now and always.

  11. New Braunfels TxNancy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jack at this very difficult time in your lives. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you and little Jack and give you both His peace. Peace to know in your hearts that Jim is in a better place free of cancer and pain. My love and hugs to you both.

  12. Chesterfield MINancy,
    I am so sorry to hear about Jim and my most sincere thoughts go out to you and your family for the loss of such a great guy.
    I will sure miss seeing Jim.
    My prayers and tears go out for you.

    Neil Mortensen

  13. Fargo ND
    Your presence on this earth will be sorely missed, Jim. Such a good guy. Go Cowboys!
    Prayers and Love to your children.

  14. Fargo So sorry for your loss, Nancy. I can only imagine the sorrow for you and your family. Many prayers sent your way today and forever. Will see you soon.

    Eventide 🙂

  15. Fargo ND
    My sympathies to the Reger family. Jim was such a character. He had that great sense of humor that would make you laugh and shake your head. Let the many memories help during this difficult time. Rest in peace Jim.

  16. fargo n.dakso sorry to hear about Jim , he will be missed not only by his family but by the community as well. He was such a neat guy who always took the time to talk an always had a comment. They say God only calls on the BEST an he seened he was getting tired an he fought a good battle. our thoughts an sympathy are with you all. from all the staff at mexican village

  17. Fargo, ND
    Oh, our darling boy………….how proud Joanie and Tom were of you. Oh the fun times we had. You will be missed and we will all be together again. Uncle Ron and I loved you dearly and always will.!

  18. Fargo ND
    To all the family and friends,
    Jim will be missed by so many. He was a wonderful man who always brought a smile to your face.
    My deepest sympathy.
    God bless and may Jim rest peacefully.

    Forever in our hearts.

    Nikki Losee and Mark Faleide

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