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James Weiser

May 05, 1941 - August 28, 2017

Celebration of James' Life - Friday

September 01, 2017
- 11:00 AM

Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo

Visitation - Friday

September 01, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

James Weiser

May 05, 1941 - August 28, 2017


James H. Weiser, 76, Fargo passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at his home.

James was born May 5, 1941 in Minot, North Dakota to Virgil and Ruth (Haldorson) Weiser. He graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1959. He went onto receive his Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Moorhead State. He married Wanda Westerberg on September 16, 1961 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo.

He worked as a technical writer for many years before starting his own business, Weiser Scott & Associates. He retired in 2002.

He taught so many things about life, philosophy, humor, kindness, compassion, how to be grateful and tons and tons of cooking tips. One of the best story tellers one could hope to meet.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Wanda, Fargo; children, Jennifer (Scott) Stenstrom, Hackensack, MN, Paul (Julie) Weiser, Castle Rock, CO, Erik Weiser, Roseville, MN; grandchildren, Sara (Josh) Brenny, Chaska, MN, Adam (Nicole) Stenstrom, Savage, MN, Kevin (Kayla) Stenstrom, Moorhead, MN, Maya Futhey, New Richmond, WI; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Conrad (Adrienne) Weiser, Corvallis, OR, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


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21 responses to “James Weiser”

  1. Dale Saville says:

    my prayers are with you, Wanda and the family. Jim will be missed by many but know he is at peace now.

  2. Jose says:

    I love you, Grampa Jim. Thank you for all of the lessons and love. Oooha.

  3. Sharon Weiser Smelser says:

    Wanda and Families, My Dears you have been facing some rough times as that fine Husband, Dad, and Grandpa left this earth. We know the loss of Jim is hard to think about coping with, but the release from pain is his. Just think Jim and Kent are exchanging stories from their great store of stories (never knew anybody like those two for stories) in their deep resonant voices regaling all around them. Love to all of you my Dear cousins. Sharon and Bill Smelser

  4. Sandra A Hause says:

    Our love and prayers to you and your family, Wanda. We were blessed to have know Jim and call him family. He touched many with his talents and gift of cooking and story. He will be missed! God Bless you and keep you in his loving hands. With loving thoughts, Chuck and Sandy Hause.

  5. Elaine Durbin says:

    Eric, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Prayers to you and your family. If ever you need to talk I am here for you.

  6. Dave Brave Heart says:

    On behalf of the Brave Heart family, we extend our sincere condolences and heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Weiser Family. May Great Spirit provide you strength and comfort during this time of loss. Blessings to you all, and may Jim journey to the spirit world be a time of reunion, peace and joy with those who journeyed before him.

    Dave, Sara, Ksapa, Cyrus, and Ambry

  7. Nick Haig says:

    Sending love and prayers to the family,

  8. Susan Anderson says:

    Erik, my prayers are with you and your family. Your dad is with his Heavenly Father now and at peace. May the Lord grant your family peace during this time.

  9. Kevin and Mary Molloy says:

    You will be missed and loving thoughts to all your wonderful family and relatives. Many Blessings to all your survivors, and know you will all be in our Hearts forever.

  10. Paulette Weiser says:

    We are saddened by the loss of Cousin Jim, but we have warm memories of him, his stories, his music, and his love of family. He may have left us, but his spirit remains.

  11. Gordon Folke says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Erik, and your entire family. God bless,


  12. Lisa and Kurt Weiser says:

    Prayers to Wanda and family. Truly enjoyed visiting always. He will be missed

  13. Donna Johnson says:

    Wanda and family, we were so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I was just telling our family recently about some of the fun times we had at the Haldorson farm when we were kids. And, the fun times we had as couples after we married. I will cherish those memories even more, now.

  14. Jayne Bancroft says:

    Wanda – So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. You and I graduated from Central in 1960. I lived in Hackensack from 1995 to 2011 and I used to see you and Jim at Mark’s Market where I worked as a cashier I live in Moorhead, MN now in Eventide Retirement apts. My husband Frank passed away in May 2016. In the future if you would like to get together for coffee, my phone number is 218-227-5451. Jayne Tweiten Bancroft

  15. Jerry Bich says:

    Jim and I grew up in Dickinson, ND and I think I met him in Cub Scouts. Later we both moved to Fargo and graduated with the Class of 59. Jim did some technical writing for Honeywell while I was an engineer there. Sorry to say we lost touch as adults. I remember Jim as a very intelligent man. May the Lord be with Jim and his family and friends.

  16. Laurie Keister says:

    Jim was an amazing, funny, brilliant, loving, artistic, creative and one most of all, one of the kindest man I have ever known. Jim and Wanda have given so much, expecting nothing in return. Jim has a way of teaching us how to laugh at ourselves. He was like a father to me, and a grandparent to my children. I am truly blessed to have had him in my life and the life of my kids. My guess is that Jim has made it to Heaven already and is making salsa, and looking for just the right place for his noodle room. What a gift you have been Jim Weiser, what a gift! I love you and will miss you so very much. Love and Prayers, Laurie-oh

  17. Ken & Karen Marohl says:

    Our deepest sympathy, Wanda, and family. Jim was so easy to visit with.. Loved listening to stories.. Our love and prayers to all of you.

  18. Jim Ebsen says:

    Jim and graduated Fargo Central in 1959. Over the years I lost contact with Jim and I am so sad to hear that he is gone. I remember Jim as a very bright and insightful person. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Jim.

  19. dick alsop says:

    Another classmate gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. Terry and Lou Ann Trzynka says:

    so sorry to hear about Jim, my heart goes out to you and your family.
    It seems only yesterday when we were in Fargo with Jim playing his guitar and trying to get me to sing.
    It’s been a tough year for the Weisers and we send our love and prayers
    Terry and Lou Ann Trzynka

  21. Janet Swanson (Jan Schwartz) says:

    Wanda, I’m so sorry for your loss! I wasn’t on FB for a while, and when I got back on I noticed I hadn’t seen any posts from you. Then I found this link. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’ll never forget the many conversations I had with Jim. He was a wonderful man..{{{HUGS}}}. Please stay in touch!

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