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James Weninger

February 13, 1936 - January 02, 2018

Visitation - Thursday

January 04, 2018
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Prayer Service - Thursday

January 04, 2018
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Mass - Friday

January 05, 2018
- 1:00 PM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

James Weninger

February 13, 1936 - January 02, 2018


James (Jim) M. Weninger was born February 13, 1936 to Michael and Regina Weninger in Anamoose, ND. He grew up on a farm with his family. As a child, Jim loved watching the big semi-trucks go by on the highway and always wanting to drive one someday. He joined the US Army in ’56 and was honorably discharged in ’58. Jim worked road construction and then became a professional truck driver fulfilling his boyhood dream. He married Evelyn Helgeson on October 12, 1968 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo. Jim and Evie raised their children Deb and Steven with love. Jim and Evie enjoyed going to all the Bison Football and Basketball games for years with their tight-knit group of friends and couples called the “Bison Bunch”.

Throughout Jim’s life he drove countless miles as professional truck driver and loved what he did until he retired.

He is survived by his loving wife Evelyn, their daughter Deb Fitchorn and her daughter Mady, of Moorhead. His son Steven and his wife Angie and their three children James, Brayden and Hailey of Fargo and Jim’s brother Wendy and his wife Vi also of Fargo. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, three brothers and three sisters.


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15 responses to “James Weninger”

  1. Judy Eaton says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  2. Stark says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our family is thinking of you and will continue to hold up prayers of healing during this difficult time. Give everyone a big hug from us.

    Will, Jill, Hannah, Hope, and Izzy Stark

  3. Connie Armfield Stenhjem says:

    I am so thankful I was able to see Jim at home on our last trip to Fargo. He had the same twinkle in his eyes and that wonderful smile that comes through in his picture. He sure loved to tease us and we loved it too! I will never forget the time he scared me half to death as I was crossing an intersection on Broadway in downtown Fargo and this semi truck blew it’s horn just as I got in front of it. Looking up I saw it was uncle Jim and he had the biggest grin on his face, probably chuckling too. Maybe if I listen carefully enough, I will still hear him.

  4. Jeffrey Helgeson says:

    Uncle Jim you always made me laugh. It was always contest between you and Uncle Forrest for the family smart aleck title. Later on in life as I got out of the Army and took up the calling of the open road, I always felt closer to you because I knew you had seen what I was seeing and could understand the sacrifices that were required to move America’s freight. It’s time for your biggest haul, don’t miss any gears. I’ll never look at a sunrise over I94 again without seeing your smile. Love you Uncle Jim.

  5. Dori & Keith Kosse says:

    Evie and family – our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Chuck and Judie West says:

    Chuck,Judie West and family
    We will always remember the fun times that we all had together.
    Now our prayers and thoughts are with you dear sister Evie.
    We love you and will see you soon.

  7. Doug Winter says:

    I worked with Jim for almost 15 years and always enjoyed our visits. He will be missed. My condolences to Evie and the family.

  8. Karen (Scheffler) Meyer says:

    I just returned from Virginia Wednesday night when my sister called with the news of Jim’s passing. My heartfelt sorrow for you Evie and your children. I have soooo many memories of Jim. All the years he worked for my dad I often rode with him on the job and then during the winter months he was at the house every evening and a regular at the table for Sunday dinner. Kathleen and I decided that the only way we would get rid of him was to line him up with our good friend Evie. We all know how wonderful that turned out. We have all lost a truly great guy and my prayers are with you.

  9. Ed Armbrust says:

    Jim and I were roommates and a shared rental and later in Mobile home that I owned. This took place in the late fifties. We enjoyed many hours during the winter off season when we weren’t working.

  10. Sandy Phillips says:

    Dear Evie and Family,
    I am so thankful that I was able to get to know Jim. He was an amazing man in the shape that I got to know him. So I am positive that he must have been a wonderful father and husband. He had such a dry sense of humor that him and I enjoyed joking about.
    Once again thank you! You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
    Sandy Phillips

  11. Brenda Onchuck says:

    Evie & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Jim’s sweeeeet smile when we would meet at Mexican Village for birthday dinners. He was such a GENTLE man. Sympathies to all, (including the “Allison” families).

  12. Larry and Roberta Weninger. Franks son says:

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers, sorry we couldn’t have together again with everyone. Still have fond memories of the family reunion in 1995. It was nice to reconnect with everyone.

  13. Larry and Roberta Weninger. Franks son says:

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could of all got together again, we have fond memories of the family reunion in 1995, it was so nice to reconnect with everyone.

  14. amaury alonso says:

    I am very sorry to read about Jims passing. the comments make it evident that he was a very special man and will be miss by many. I would like to share a beautiful hope that we all have, the apostle Paul said in Acts 24:15 “I have hope toward God,.. that there is going to be a resurrection [..]” Yes Jehovah promises we will enjoy the company and presence of our loved ones that have passed away in the near future. Till then, treasure those beautiful memories you all had with Jim. With sympathy, amaury.

  15. Gary, Janice and family says:

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Jim.
    We’ve talked and reminiscing about our North Dakota family all week. So sorry for your loss. God Bless!

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