April 22, 2014

James Pesek

James A. Pesek, 75, a lifelong resident of the Alexander, N.D., community died at his home Easter Sunday morning, April 20, 2014.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alexander, N.D. Pastor Kevin Beard will officiate and interment will be in the Alexander Cemetery.  A family service, open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
James (Jim) Allen Pesek was born June 17, 1938, to Emil and Gladys (Eikren) Pesek in Williston, N.D.  He attended school at Charbonneau for one year and then attended Alexander Public School, graduating with the class of 1957. After high school he attended NDAC (NDSU), NDSSS, and UND Williston. He was a member of the first Williston State College graduating class.
On Sept. 2, 1962, he was united in marriage to Luetta Wanner at Wishek, N.D. Luetta and Jim moved to the Pesek farm near Alexander where Jim farmed with his father. Jim was in the dairy business for almost 50 years. After his father retired, he farmed with his brother, Monte. He continued to help out on the farm up until his health restricted his activity.
Jim enjoyed working in the shop, repairing equipment, and building things. He always had numerous projects going on and loved it even more when one of the neighbors showed up with something to fix. One of his perfect weekends was hunting pheasants with his son and grandson. He also loved to read which tended to lead him into another project or two.  He never passed up the opportunity to tell a joke or story no matter what the circumstance.
Jim served on the board of directors for three milk organizations along with the Good Shepherd Home board. His dedication to community service also included serving on the church council, school board and museum board.
Surviving Jim are his wife, Luetta; son, Todd (Kristi); grandchildren, Emily and Gavin; and brothers, Ben (Judy) and Monte (Jane); along with several nieces and nephews.
 Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brother, Jerry and a nephew, Aaron R. Pesek.
James was involved in many aspects of the Alexander community and encourages  donations to the Alexander Museum,  Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Trinity Lutheran Church, or to a charity of the donors choice.
Friends may call at the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Williston on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and again from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Friends may share condolences with the family online at www.fulkersons.com.