October 24, 1952 ~ February 14, 2012
Jimmy (Jim) Heller, age 59, of Fargo ND passed away at his home February 14th 2012.
Jimmy Eugene Heller was born October 24th 1952 to Gene and Jordis (Hermanson) Heller in Williston, ND. He was baptized on November 23, 1952, at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, Williston, ND and confirmed on April 28, 1968, at Our Redeemer's. He attended and graduated school in Williston, ND. After attending school in Williston, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on April 5, 1971 and served in Rota, Spain. He was honorably discharged as a Radioman Apprentice on February 1, 1973. Later he moved to Fargo, ND where he attended North Dakota State University.
Jim was united in marriage to Lyn Cartwright, and had one son Darryn Ray Heller. Though there marriage later ended they remained close friends.
Jim began his career with the United States Postal Service in May 1984, and was employed there until the time of his death. Jim enjoyed all aspects of cars, especially his 1969 GTO. He liked to attend and watch drag racing events. Jim enjoyed watching and playing football, basketball and softball. Jim was avid Denver Broncos fan. He loved and adored his 3 granddaughters, and most of all loved attending Kearra's events.
Jim is survived by his girlfriend, Barb Meade, Fargo, ND; his beloved children: son Darryn and his wife Erin; daughter Denise, all of Fargo, ND; his much-loved granddaughters, Kearra Marie, Kyah Rae , and Ashley Lyn Heller all of Fargo, ND; his parents, Gene and Jordis Heller, Williston, ND; 2 brothers: Terry, Williston, ND and Toby (Tina), Beulah, ND; 3 sisters: Becky (Tom) Thornton, Rexburg, ID, Elizabeth (Tom) Wells, Jamestown, ND, and Fayette Heller, Odessa, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Christ, Sr., and Anna Heller, and his maternal grandparents, Helmer and Elisé Hermanson, and one son, Jacob Michael Heller.