James “Jim” Balsdon

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at United Lutheran Church in Langdon for James “Jim” Balsdon, 83, of Osnabrock, who passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017, at his home.

Posted 12/7/17

Burial at Zion Cemetery, Osnabrock.

Wesley James was born May 13, 1934 to Alvin and Margaret (Mirehouse) Balsdon on the family farm. He was raised on the farm and attended school in Hay Township. Jim was united in marriage to Doris Marlene Mutcher on October 25, 1959 in Dresden. He and Doris raised their family and lived on the family farm where he farmed his entire life. In his lifetime, his passions were hunting, fishing, shooting, curling, and teaching hunters safety classes.

Surviving Jim are his children: Thomas “Tom” of Osnabrock, Lori (Tony) Evans of Arden Hills, Minn., and Tina (Don) McKeever of Schroeder, Minn.; grandchildren: Andrew and Katrina Evans and Madysen and Masen McKeever; and siblings: Bonnie (Dale) McDonald, Irene Simons, Ethel Girodat, and Pat (Carl) Knudsen along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife of 32 years, Doris; parents Alvin and Margaret; brothers: Robert “Bob”, Howard, Alan “Ole”, John “Jack”, and William; and sisters: Barbara Reineke and Delores Girodat.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at

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