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James Foss

James (Jimmy) A. Foss, 77, of Hatton, ND passed away peacefully Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Hatton Prairie Village in Hatton. A memorial service will be held Monday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton. A visitation will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with a 4:00 p.m. prayer service at the church.

James Foss was born October 19, 1939 to Alvin and Adeline (Martin) Foss in Garfield Township. He grew up helping on the farm, attending country school and graduating from Hatton High School in 1957. Jimmy was a member of the National Guard for six years, worked at Hatton Co-Op Oil and Nodak REA before he starting farming which was in his blood. In the winter months, Jimmy worked at Hatton Ford as a salesman which turned into a 30 year stint. He was a member of the Hatton Fire Department for over 50 years. He was baptized, confirmed, and was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton.

On June 10, 1962, Jimmy married June Walswick at Beaver Creek Church. They raised four wonderful sons: Jeff (Carrie), Jerry (Christi), Justin (Tracy), and Joel (Laura); He had 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and a step-grandson. Jimmy enjoyed spending time with his family, whether it be watching them play sports, hunting, or the boys helping on the farm.

Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Don; and sister, Arlene; mother and father-in-law, brother-in-law, Vernal, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


Sunday, September 24, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

Prayer Service

Sunday, September 24, 2017
4:00 PM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

Memorial Service

Monday, September 25, 2017
2:00 PM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

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My sympathies to you, June and all the family. May God wrap you in his arms and hold you

Pam Sedler Oct 2 2017 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy who made us feel immediately at home when we were settling in to life at Golden Lake. We will miss him.

Cheryl A Osowski Sep 28 2017 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the entire Foss family.

Scott Sigette Sep 25 2017 12:00 AM

Dear family of Jimmy, My sympathy to all of you.

Jeanette Krogstad Sep 24 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences. Great man, great family.

Chris Howson Sep 23 2017 12:00 AM

June and Family. We are so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Larry & Stephanie Crouch Sep 23 2017 12:00 AM

My sympathies to the Foss family. Jimmy was a great person.

John Rux Sep 23 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Hman was always fun to talk with.

Murf Sep 22 2017 12:00 AM

June and family, our sincere sympathies to and your family. Marie & Larry

Marie & Larry Hjelmstad Sep 22 2017 12:00 AM

May God be with you during this time. You have our deepest sympathies. Jimmy was so fun to visit with as he always had a smile on his face. Gods Peace and our prayers...Kay, Jeff, and Shawn Peterson

Jeff & Kay Peterson Sep 22 2017 12:00 AM