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James Tandeski

June 30, 1940 - July 17, 2021

Prayer Service - Sunday

July 25, 2021
- 7:00 PM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Sunday

July 25, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo

Mass of Christian Burial - Monday

July 26, 2021
- 11:00 AM followed by a Celebration at The BOWLER, Fargo directly after burial at Holy Cross Cemetery South

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Monday

July 26, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

James Tandeski

June 30, 1940 - July 17, 2021


The services will be livestreamed below starting 15 minutes prior to each service.

James Robert Tandeski, son of Thomas and Margaret (Fix) Tandeski passed away on July 17, 2021 at the age of 81. He resided at Edgewood Vista – Glenn’s Place Memory Care Unit, Fargo, ND.

Jim was born in Maddock, ND where he lived on a rural farm with his parents. After graduating high school, Jim married Lorna (Johnson). They got married on April 8, 1961 and moved to Fargo, ND where they had 3 children.

Jim worked in the plumbing and heating business for 50 years. He worked at Northern Heating and Laney’s Plumbing and Heating, in which he became a partner in the 1980’s. In 1991, Jim and Lorna acquired The Bowler, which he owned up until his death.

Some of Jim’s special interests were hunting, fishing, four wheeling, waterskiing, snowmobiling, and puttering around and restoring mustangs and tractors. He truly enjoyed the special times with friends and family at his lake home, homestead in Christine, ND and The Bowler.

Jim enjoyed watching NASCAR and going to stockcar races. He especially enjoyed watching his son Robert and grandson James race as well as all the other drivers he got to know. He really looked forward to the Jamestown Stockcar Stampede every September. In the spring of 2010, Jim bought a place in Mesa, AZ where he spent his winters with his special friend, Brenda Henderson.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Cynthia (Ben) Eastley, of Bagley, MN, sons, Robert (Jolene) of Fargo, ND and Daniel (Norma) of Rock Valley, IA. He is also survived by his 5 grandchildren, James (Amanda), Alicia (Jason) Ryan (Ashley), Brent (Melissa) and Lorenzo, 6 great-grandchildren, Kasyn, Millie, Tayen, Amelia, Briella, and Garrett, sisters, Ruth McCloud, Maddock, ND and Marie Delizonna, San Jose, CA and brother, Thomas (Annette) of Maddock, ND, sister-in-law, Helen Johnson, West Fargo, ND, brother-in-law, Dennis (Judy) Johnson, Bismarck, ND and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Lorna; sisters, Lena, Agnes, Loretta, Florence and Dorothy; brothers, Ignatius, Edward, Dennis, Frank, Michael, brother-in-law, Richard Johnson and his parents.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 26, 2021 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.

Interment immediately following the Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery South, Fargo followed by a Celebration of Life Service at The Bowler, 2630 S. University Dr., Fargo.


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14 responses to “James Tandeski”

  1. tyler beyers says:

    I’ve known jim for a lot of years and it was always nice working with him through the 90s at our office etc. and other things, nice guy that will be missed.Now he can keep an eye on Lorna and my mom…

  2. Nellie Schwartz says:

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you this Sunday.

  3. John and Charyl Anderson says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. John and I have good memories of being with your folks. I grew up near Heimdal with your mom. We got to know your parents quite well. Our condolences to you.

  4. Ruthie Asmus old roommate ofMarie. says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all Marie. I only met Jim
    A couple times but did enjoy our visits. Thoughts are with you all. RuthieAsmus

  5. Randy Axtman says:

    Jim, a great person. You always had such a warning smile and everybody enjoyed your friendship, leaving everyone with such a positive feeling. My condolences to the family and all your friends. You will be missed.

  6. Marie delizonna says:

    We will all miss you brother Jim. All the family are sending love. May your soul fly away to God’s palace in love and peace. And May you be lovingly greeted by Lorna and family and friends.

  7. Linda and Dwight Pederson says:

    So sorry to hear about uncle Jimmy. I’m sure he’s up in heaven with his brothers and other family members reliving all the past times they had. His was a very caring family and always had special fun times when they were together. We never think the time will come when our life has to continue without them. It’s a sad moment when their gone and reality kicks in. Just always keep their memory alive with all the story’s and events with them.

  8. Laura Delizonna says:

    May peace and love be with you, Uncle Jimmy. You always put a smile on my face, engaging conversation, and were so welcoming when we visited. Love to you!

  9. Cheryl Lastra says:

    I remember going back to North Dakota with my mom (Marie) several times to visit the large Tandeski family. Uncle Jim and Lorna were always so kind. My boys and I stayed at their place during the reunion in ’98. I have happy memories of visits with the family, the Bowler, and getting reacquainted with so many cousins! Sending condolensces to all, wish I was there to give you hugs, but know that I will be saying a prayer for Uncle Jimmy.

  10. David Madsen says:

    I knew Jim from his early sheet metal days. Sorry to hear of his passing. My sympathy to the family.

  11. karol (Johnson) Roshau says:

    uncle Jim you will be dearly missed. I remember all the holiday get togethers our family had with yours after we moved to fargo, and when we would go out to your lake family. Now you are with the angels looking down on all your loved ones.

  12. Bob Ciak says:

    Jim you will be greatly missed. Now you are with Lorna. RIP Jim.

  13. Brian goodman says:

    Oh wow ! Kudos to who ever put memory pictures together! Towards ending portfolio there are many pictures of the fireplace and stone I did! He designed it/ I built it! Oh my he laughed- he wanted bowling pins on the mantels! I drilled hrs of holes through the stone to lag bolts into the bowling pins from underneath! He laughed for half an hour! I was done for the day / He gave Nels the size 10 and had to be the bartender!

  14. Curt Lovold says:

    Danny, Robby, and Cindy,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. He was a great guy and good friend.
    I know it may be difficult at times, however, when I here it said that a loved
    one is survived by other members of the family, I believe this is trying to tell
    us they will live on in our hearts and help give us strength the rest of our lives.

    Take care and my thoughts and prayers are with you.



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