James Ole SampsonJames Ole Sampson, 91, West Fargo, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at the Sheyenne Crossing Care Center.
Ole was born on a farm near Edmore, ND, in 1922 to Chester Sampson and Thelma Lowe Sampson. He was baptized and confirmed in Concordia Lutheran Church in Edmore, and graduated from Edmore High School. He briefly attended Interstate Business College in Grand Forks but left there to help his parents on their family farm. In 1944, Ole married Delores LaVonne Erickson from Starkweather, ND. After serving in the U.S. Army, he and Delores farmed for thirty-three years south of Edmore.