Jimmy (Jim) Heller

jimmy (jim) heller

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.

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  1. Hillsboro ND
    So very sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. To his family my deepest and most sincere sympathies.
    Jim, I always appreciated working with you…..you always had a kind word and something funny to say to me. I appreciated being able to find some of your long needed parts for your GTO and how thankful you were for getting them.
    You were a good man , I enjoyed your friendship and may your memories live long in your friends and families hearts.

  2. Dumas TexasUncle Gene and Aunt Jordis, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could say I remember Jimmy, but I don’t very well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family, as well has his children and grandchildren. Love you all.

  3. Reeder ND
    I’m sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I enjoyed working with Jim at the Fargo PO for several years. On my frequent trips back to Fargo, I used to stop by just to say “Hi”, but haven’t done so in quite a few years, and now I wish I could have talked to Jimmy one last time. Jim will be missed.

  4. west fargo ndJIM,
    I worked with Jim as a mail handler in Fargo until I SWITCH TO A RURAL CARRIER RCA, y ou were a great person !! We shared the musle car and denver bronco stories. GOD BLESS everyone !!!!!!

  5. Fargo North Dakota
    Darryn, Erin & girls:

    I have worked with Jim for the past 11 years and he was a wonderful person and so easy to interact with. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  6. Rochester MN
    I’m so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to all of you–Aunt Jordis, Uncle Gene, Becky, Liz, Terry, Fay & Toby and Jim’s families.

    May your roots of family bring you closer together, and may your faith in Jesus give you peace in your hearts.

    I talked to mom and Arlene and both send their sympathies as well.

    Love you all!

  7. Peoria AzOur sympathy to Gene and Jordis and all the family. We are thinking of all of you with prayers and love. We didn’t know Jim’s son and family, but our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

  8. Minneapolis MN
    To The Jim Heller family,

    I’m sorry to hear about Jim. We were friends going back to Little League Baseball. We had a lot of good times together.

    I extend my deepest sympathy to all of you.

  9. Your definitely going to be missed big Jim. I never did get that ride in your Gto that you promised me. I guess I will have to wait.

  10. Hudson WILizzy,
    My sympathies to you and your family for the loss of your brother. I read some of the other postings and it sounds as if he had the same spirit I remember you had. May you have lasting good memories.

  11. Stevensville MTI am sorry to hear about Jim’s death, he was a classmate and I remember him well. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and loved ones during this challenging time.

  12. williston north dakotamy deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of jim..he was my classmate and haven’t seen him for many years..what a great guy..god bless

  13. Minot ND
    Jim and I went through grade school together. Also, throughout high school we were in the same home. It’s hard to believe “one of ours” is gone…too early! May God comfort all those who loved him and reflect upon the good memories you had with him. My sincere condolences. Cindy

  14. Williston ND
    Gene, Jordis and family, very sorry for your loss. Jim and I were great friends when we were growing up. I have a lot of great memories. The time we were going to UND-W and I got picked up for speeding, Jim asked the cop “well what is the speed limit going around corners?”. As I remember it Jim talked the cop out of my ticket. JIm always did like to challenge authority.


    Jim Fransen & family

  15. Darryn ….. I am so sad at the loss of your dad! You, and later your family, were his ultimate pride and joy. I enjoyed his sense of humor and I appreciated that he always fought for what he thought was right. Hang on to the memories as they will let him live in your heart. Thiinking of you, Erin, and the girls!

  16. Fargo North Dakota
    Darryn & Erin & family~~
    I am SO sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great friend to me over the years. I know he loved you guys more than anything in the world!! He will be missed by many.


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