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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.

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.

Jim loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. He enjoyed winter spear fishing, gardening, along with visiting and playing cards with family and friends.

Jim is survived by his wife, Deb, three children, Jaime (Shawna King) Grossnickle, Kindred, ND Tim (Andrea) Grossnickle, Kindred, ND, Michelle (Peter Goldstein) Grossnickle, Santa Cruz, CA; four grandchildren, Christopher, Sara, Gage, and Gianna; great-granddaughter, Harley; brother, Charles Grossnickle, Rollag, MN; sisters-in-law, Janice Grossnickle, West Fargo and Vickie Grossnickle, Durbin, ND; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lyle.

Visitation: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo

Funeral: Thursday at 10:30 AM at Kindred Lutheran Church with visitation one hour prior

Interment: Kindred Cemetery.

Condolences can be sent via westfuneralhome.com

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