James Forseth

James Forseth Obituary


Age - 84


October 7, 2023


West Fargo, ND

James Forseth, age 84, of Dilworth, MN, died Thursday, October 5, 2023, at Sanford Hospice House, Fargo, ND James Steward Forseth was born on August 12, 1939, in Halstad, MN to Harold and Adeline (Finney) Forseth He graduated from high school in Halstad in 1957 Jim served in the US Navy from June 1957, until he was honorably discharged in August 1960 Jim was united in marriage to Nancy Holgerson on September 18, 1965, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Amenia, ND They moved to West Fargo where Jim worked for Gold Label Foods, Fairmont Foods (Moorhead) and for the City of West Fargo Street Department, retiring in 2001 Following his retirement they moved to Leif Lake near Lake Park, MN, and then to Dilworth in 2011 Jim enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends He is survived by his wife Nancy, Dilworth, MN; two daughters Brenda (James) O'Donnell, Mound, MN, Tracy (Michael) Opatril, Glyndon, MN; grandchildren Aidan & Gavin O'Donnell, Scott Opatril, Emily (Ben) Randklev, Maggie Opatril and boyfriend Chance Bye; sister Judy Tunheim, Moorhead, MN; and also by his sister-in-law, Joyce Forseth, Hillsboro, ND; brother-in-law, Tom Vettel, Cummings, ND, sister-in-law Vicky (Jack) Held, Fargo, and brother-in-law John (Linda) Holgerson, Hawley, MN Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brother Eugene Forseth, and his sister Karen Vettel Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 10 a m in West Funeral Home, West Fargo, with visitation held one hour prior to his service Military Honors will be provided by US Navy Funeral Honor Guard West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center westfuneralhome com To to the family or in memory of James Forseth, please

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