James Wallace “Tree” Dassenko, 62, of Dickinson, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, at Sanford on Broadway in Fargo.
James was born June 18, 1960, in Hillsboro, the son of Wallace and Charlotte (Christenson) Dassenko. He was raised in Gwinner and attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Academy in Hutchinson, Minn., graduating in 1978. He went on to attend NDSCS in Wahpeton.
James was united in marriage to Cheryl Schobinger on April 27, 1985, at the Epiphany Catholic Church, Watford City. To this union a son, Ryan was born.
They moved to Wahpeton where he worked for RDO for 25 years. The family relocated to Dickinson in 2010, and shortly thereafter he began a career with G & G Garbage LLC.
He enjoyed four-wheeling, yard care with Dave, and his companionship with his four-legged friend and sidekick, Toby.
James is survived by his wife, Cheryl, Dickinson; son, Ryan Dassenko, Dickinson; his mother, Charlotte, Milaca, Minn.; siblings, Roger (Lois) Dassenko, Detroit Lakes, Minn., Susan Vandrovec, West Fargo, and John (Kim) Dassenko, Wahpeton; several nieces; nephews; and extended Schobinger Family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace; and father-in-law, Carl Schobinger.
There was a Celebration of Life Service at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at the Ladbury Funeral Service in Dickinson.
Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson. www.ladburyfuneralservice.com.