Evans Funeral Home

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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
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James A. Busch

James Albert Busch, age 57, of Sutton, ND, died Friday, June 02, 2017, at Griggs County Care Center, Cooperstown, ND, with his sister by his side.

James “Jim” Busch was born November 29, 1959, the son of Rudolph Albert and Donna Marie (Dahm) Busch at Mayville, ND. He graduated from Finley High School in 1978, before attending Wahpeton Trade School for 2 years. Following his time in school, Jim moved to Sutton, ND, where he very much appreciated small town living.

Throughout his life, Jim worked for several area farmers. He enjoyed farming and fixing things, as well as visiting with family and friends. Jim harbored an ice fishing obsession, and loved working outside in his yard and garden. He was an avid woodworker, and recently took up the hobby of raising chickens!

Jim wanted you to know, that “the grumpiest man in Griggs county has passed.”

He is survived by his mother, Donna Marie, Sutton; sister, Karen (Jeff) Nelson, Golden Lake (ND); brother, Bill (Linda) Busch, Medina, ND; two  nephews, Dominic Nelson, (Stephenville), TX, and Anthony (Raven) Nelson, Fargo, ND; two great-nephews, Hilo and Seamus Nelson, Fargo; five cousins, Julie (Joel) Dahl, Vicki (Scott Carlson) Waclawik, Laurie (Rich) Quamme, Mike Dahm, and Mark Gran; two uncles, Gerold Dahm and Roy Dahm; several other cousins; three great-aunts; and his many, very good friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Rudolph Albert Busch; both sets of grandparents, Hans Dahm, Dena Maggie West Dahm and Albert Busch, and Anna Lambert Busch; three cousins, Dennis Dahm, Pam Reinen, and Janet Gran; his aunt, Wilma, and uncle, Francis Waclawick; and several aunts and uncles.  


Funeral Service: Friday, June 9, 2017, 7:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Visitation: One Hour Prior to Service

Burial: At a later date

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Name: Curt Haugtvedt

Date: 8/26/17

Message: My condolences and sympathies on the loss of James (Jim).  Many many fond memories of times with Jim, Bill, Karen, and the Busch family between the areas of Sherbrooke and Pickert.  Snowmobiles, motorcycles, demolition derby's, and many creative times in the Busch shop.  He will be missed!!  He indeed did have a big heart!


Name: Betsy

Date: August 17, 2017

Message: I just happened to see that Jim died.  Many good memories of him when I was growing up in Hannaford.  What a great guy!  God bless


Name: Gladys VerValin

Date: 6/7/17

Message: To Jim's Family, so sorry for your loss. RIP James!


Name: Neil Jackson

Date: 6-6-2017

Message: I was your neighbor for quite a few years. We always had well problems. whenever trouble occurred you would call and say I can fix it! I never forgot the time I looked out the kitchen window and saw that Tom Turkey walking around in the yard! I think it was a Ronny Hook prank? It was sure nice having you as a friend, hope to see you on the other side.



Name: Annette Krabbenhoft

Message: You were not the grumpiest you had a huge loving  heart! See you  later my  friend



Name: Janice

Date: 6/5/2017

Message: My thoughts and prayers have been with Jim's family for the last few years. I still am thinking of each and every one of you --- Take care and God bless.



Name: Audrey

Date: 6/5/2017

Message: My sympathies to the family.


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