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Published May 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Jim Grossnickle

Jim Grossnickle, 64, Kindred, ND died on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

James Riley Grossnickle was born Jan. 28, 1949 at Fargo, ND to John and Alma (West) Grossnickle. He grew up in Page, ND. The family moved to West Fargo when he was in elementary school. Jim graduated from West Fargo High School in 1967 and served in the US Marines. He married Deb Sifritt on April 29, 1972 in Fargo. They made their home in Fargo, Wahpeton, West Fargo and eventually moved to Kindred in 1991. He began working for Burlington Northern Railroad in 1979 and in 1987, he started with Red River Valley and Western Railroad where he served as engineer and yard foreman.

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