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James Heinze

September 09, 2015

Visitation - Sunday

September 13, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Service - Monday

September 14, 2015
- 11:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

James Heinze

September 09, 2015


James Edward Heinze, 71, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Jim had been under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

James Heinze, the third child of Julius and Edith (Ida) Heinze was born March 5, 1944 in Valley City, North Dakota. He attended Oriska High School where he excelled in sports, especially basketball. After high school he enlisted in the National Guard’ 141st Engineer Battalion of which he proudly served for nearly 12 years. He was honored as Outstanding Soldier in 1974. Jim and Paula Twamley were united in marriage on Sept. 5, 1964 at St.

Bernard’s Catholic Church in Oriska, ND, the same church where he was baptized and confirmed. Jim and Paula raised 3 children and were foster parents to several teenagers. At the age of 23 Jim realized a life-long dream when he was hired by the Valley City Police Department as a patrolman.

After 18 months he was hired by the Barnes County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff until he was forced to retire due to medical disabilities.

Family was everything to Jim. His strength during the past 30 years came from his faith, his children and grandchildren, He loved being a grandpa and was so proud of their accomplishments. He was especially delighted to be a “Grandpa-Great” and was delighted to get to meet Laila this summer.

Jim was a life member of the AMVETS, Willis W. Weber Post #3, Valley City.

He was an avid follower of anything cars and had restored a 1931 Chevrolet, “Sweetness” which earned many awards at car shows. He was a member of the North Dakota Street Rod Association.

Survivors include his wife Paula, Fargo, ND; 3 children, Amy Olson, Phoenix, AZ., Shannon (Heather) Heinze, Armada, MI, and Jimie Jean (Dwayne) Miraldi, West Fargo, ND, seven grandchildren Jared Olson, Ashlee Tucker, Amanda Payne, all of the Phoenix area, Andrew Peters, Barrington, RI, James Heinze, Armada, MI, Derrick and Jenessa Miraldi, West Fargo,ND and one great-granddaughter, Laila Payne.

Also surviving are sisters, Elaine (Ted) Zaun, Valley City, Lillian (Jack) Flowers, Bellflower, CA, brothers, Tom (Ellen) Heinze, Richville, MN, Julius Heinze, Oriska, ND along with many nieces and nephews. Preceding Jim in death were his parents, an infant son, Michael James, niece Janelle Zaun and

in- laws Wayne and Lillian Twamley.

“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell


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10 responses to “James Heinze”

  1. Kathleen Bennett ;;;;;Fargo, ND says:

    Paula, no more suffering for Jim.
    Cherish those precious memories.
    You & all of your family have my deepest Sympathy in your time of sorrow.
    My thoughts & Prayers go out to all of the Heinze family.

  2. sandy and Steve Johnson says:

    Paula and family, we are thinking of you at this vey sad time. You are in our thoughts and Prayers, but know Jim is now at peace. He will never be far as I know you cherish memories in your heart. With our deepest sympathy Aunt Mona and Uncle Andy

  3. Clint Felker says:

    My sincere sympathies to Jim’s family. I always enjoyed playing at the Rudolph, when Jim was manager there in the mid 70’s.. Lot’s of good times
    Once again, I am sorry for your loss, Clint Felker

  4. leroy and carol gierke says:

    Rest in peace my friend, we truely had some good times together,

  5. Gayle Hyde says:

    Paula and family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know Paula, that you and Jim shared an unbreakable bond. May you find comfort in your memories.

  6. Sherry Clark says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you always my dear friend. May God heal your heart and give you peace. Jim will be missed, but is now with his heavenly father .

  7. Karen S. Twamley says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are very sorry not to be able to be there at this time. JIm was a great guy and, given his chosen profession, a person who cared for his fellowman, I thank God for him and the giving of himself to others and know he has several stars and gems in his crown.

  8. Melea (trader) Neis, LeRoy Trader says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, you have our prayers.

  9. Barbara kjono says:

    Paula and family, sorry for your loss, in my thoughts and prayers

    Barbara Kjono

  10. Ron Whetzel says:

    Sorry to hear about Jim are pray’s are with you Paula and your family

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