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James Rheault

August 27, 1943 - July 24, 2019

Funeral Mass - Saturday

July 27, 2019
- 11:00 AM

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo

Visitation - Saturday

July 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

James Rheault

August 27, 1943 - July 24, 2019


James A. Rheault, 75, Fargo, ND passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Sanford Health Palliative Care Unit, Fargo.

James was born August 27, 1943 in Fargo, ND to Adrien and Jean (Sauvageau) Rheault. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in Wild Rice, ND in 1961. He attended North Dakota State College of Science and worked towards learning his profession, working as a plumber/pipefitter, foreman and superintendent until his retirement in 2009.

He married Doris Mueller on September 7, 1963 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.

They lived in Fargo and West Fargo for 43 years until returning to Fargo in December, 2016. He worked for Robert Gibb and Sons, Midwest Mechanical, West Fargo Plumbing and Heating and Wrigley Mechanical. During his retirement years, he kept busy by working at Tri-State Auction and Hornbacher’s Southgate.

He loved the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Racing, NHRA, Nascar Racing and anything you could drive on dirt. His family was very important to him and he enjoyed spending time with his two grandsons, Dylan and Jacob. He was always there to lend a hand when anyone was in need and will be missed by those he leaves behind.

He is survived by his wife Doris of 55 years, Fargo, ND; son, Jeff Rheault, Auburn, CA; 2 grandchildren, Dylan and Jacob Brend, Apple Valley, MN; 3 brothers, Clarence Rheault, Fargo, ND, Gary (Lyn) Rheault, Fergus Falls, MN, Louis (Cindy) Rheault, Sioux Falls, SD, 1 sister, Kathleen (Paul) Thompson, Fargo, ND; son-in-law, Darian Brend, Apple Valley, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Jodie Brend who passed away in May, 2019, sister, Dorothy Dunwoodie, niece, Christine (Rheault) Steinbach and nephew, Scott Rheault.

Jim’s family would like to thank Dr. Preston Steen and the entire staff at Roger Maris Cancer center for their 6 years of care given to Jim. They also want to thank the staff at the Sanford Health Palliative Care Unit for their compassion and allowing Jim to pass peacefully.

Funeral Mass: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.

Interment: St. Benedict Columbarium, Wild Rice, ND.


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10 responses to “James Rheault”

  1. Ken & Patty Bernier says:

    We are both so very sorry to hear of Jim’s death.
    May he rest in peace!
    Thoughts and prayers for you and family.
    Kenny & Patty Bernier

  2. Jodi & Scott Miller says:

    Doris, Jeff and family..
    So sorry for your loss of Jim, Dad, grandpa, brother, cousin, uncle and friend, he will be greatly missed. Love, thoughts and prayers to both of you and your entire family. God Bless.

  3. John, Sandra Richmond; Della Fitzgerald says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Jeff has shared many wonderful stories of his growing up through the years we have known him. We know Jim will be greatly missed by family and friends. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Lori Buchholz says:

    Doris and family,

    Words are inadequate to express my condolences in this time of great sadness in the loss of Jim.
    He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
    Take comfort in God’s love that he is no longer suffering.
    God Bless you all richly now and always.

  5. Ed and Carole Stalheim says:

    I knew Jim when we both worked at Adesa. It was always a pleasure to work with him. He will be missed. Our sympathy and prayers for his family.

  6. Betty (Kautz) Dittus says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  7. Jim Clemenson says:

    Although Jim was a few years older than me, I remember him to be a really nice guy. His family was always nice to me and I spent a lot of time with them growing up. I’m sure he will be missed by many. My prayers go out to the family.

  8. Betty Schatzke says:

    I am so sorry to read of Jim’s passing. I visited with him at Hornbachers some time ago. I am also so sorry to read of your daughter’s passing. I sent a card but was the wrong address. So please know that you have been in my prayers, may you find comfort in prayers and well wishes. It was such fun to get to know you on the NE trip a few years ago. May our God bless you with strength and peace.

  9. Joan J (Heyne) Boschee and Cleo C Boschee says:

    Doris and family. We are so sorry for your loss but we know James is in a better place.
    The service was beautiful.
    We were happy to meet your immediate family and we are sure they will support you always.
    To My Loyal Friend we will visit again by telephone frequently. Joan J (Heyne) and Cleo C Boschee

  10. Pamela Appel says:

    I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim at Hornbacher’s Southgate.

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