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Published December 16, 2012, 12:00 AM

James Score

James C. Score, 87, Dwight, ND, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. Catherine’s Living Center, Wahpeton. The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, Dwight, ND, with Rev. Gordon Lee officiating. Visitation will be Monday, from 5 PM to 7 PM at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton and one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be at the Faith Lutheran Cemetery, Dwight, with Military Honors by North Dakota Honor Guard. Vertin-Munson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jim was born February 7, 1925 in rural Walcott, ND, the son of Joseph and Clara (Ulven) Score. He grew up near Walcott and attended rural school. Jim entered Army National Guard on September 23, 1950 and was honorably discharged. He served in Co I, in Korea. Upon his return he married Ardis Kay Larson on September 26, 1954. The couple lived near Dwight before moving to Breckenridge where Jim was involved in Larson Transfer Company. They moved to the Larson Homestead in the early sixties where he farmed and did odd jobs in the winter. Jim and Ardis adopted three children: Donald, David, Kathy; and during the 70’s cared for five foster children. Jim continued to farm until 1986 when he retired to take care of his wife. Ardis passed away in 1987, Jim moved into Dwight in 1989. He helped out on the farm for several years. On November 9, 1991 Jim married Shirley Schmid and they lived in Dwight. He entered St. Catherine’s Living Center in November of 2012.

James Score

James C. Score, 87, Dwight, ND, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. Catherine’s Living Center, Wahpeton. The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, Dwight, ND, with Rev. Gordon Lee officiating. Visitation will be Monday, from 5 PM to 7 PM at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton and one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be at the Faith Lutheran Cemetery, Dwight, with Military Honors by North Dakota Honor Guard. Vertin-Munson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jim was born February 7, 1925 in rural Walcott, ND, the son of Joseph and Clara (Ulven) Score. He grew up near Walcott and attended rural school. Jim entered Army National Guard on September 23, 1950 and was honorably discharged. He served in Co I, in Korea. Upon his return he married Ardis Kay Larson on September 26, 1954. The couple lived near Dwight before moving to Breckenridge where Jim was involved in Larson Transfer Company. They moved to the Larson Homestead in the early sixties where he farmed and did odd jobs in the winter. Jim and Ardis adopted three children: Donald, David, Kathy; and during the 70’s cared for five foster children. Jim continued to farm until 1986 when he retired to take care of his wife. Ardis passed away in 1987, Jim moved into Dwight in 1989. He helped out on the farm for several years. On November 9, 1991 Jim married Shirley Schmid and they lived in Dwight. He entered St. Catherine’s Living Center in November of 2012.

Jim was a member of Dwight Lutheran Church. He enjoyed playing cards, dice and having coffee with friends and family. He especially enjoyed his time spent with his grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his wife Shirley; three children: Donald (Judy) Score, Dwight,; David (Viola) Score, Wahpeton; Kathy (Brian Bietz) Score, Fargo; two grandchildren, Duane Score, Oakes, ND; Joe (Katie) Score, Mitchell, SD; one great-granddaughter, Alexis Gina; Shirley’s daughters: Gloria Thurston, Milwaukie, OR; Velda (Dennis) Schooler, Woodbury, MN; Carol (Randy) Peterson, Tualatin, OR; Shirley’s 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Ardis, his granddaughter, Gina, two sisters, Irene Woodbury and Josephine Quamme, his brother, Dick Score and Shirley’s two sons, Darrell and Wayne Ramse.

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