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Jason Anderson

Jason Jay Anderson, 36, of Grand Forks, ND, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Thursday, October 29, 2015. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 12:00p.m at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood, ND. A visitation will be held from 10:00a.m until the time of the service at the church.

Jason was born May 12, 1979 in Bismarck, ND to Jean and Fred Richards. He grew up in Bismarck with his younger brother, Josh.

He married Tanya Anderson in 2004. She passed away in January 2005.

Jason started working for Burlington Northern Santa Fe in 2003 and became an Engineer. He worked out of Bismarck, Mandan, Williston and Grand Forks.

On February 29, 2008, Jason married Kami Kappedal on a beach on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. They made their home together in Bismarck, ND. They became parents to Max in 2012, and Jason wanted that little boy to have everything in the world. He liked nothing better than to shop for things for Max. Jason was so dedicated to giving his children the best possible life, that in 2014 Kami was expecting their second child, he made the decision to leave Bismarck for Grand Forks, to be closer to the family who loved and supported their family. They moved to rural Grand Forks in May 2014 and Jayci Jo was born in August (JJ, like her daddy).

Jason is survived by his wife, Kami; son, Max; daughter, Jayci; his father Fred Richards and brother, Josh (Becky) Richards.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tanya and his mother, Jean Richards.

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I have known Jason for many years and he will be missed he was a good friend to me.prayers to his family.

Darcy scherr Jan 14 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with Kami and the kids. I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for peace for both families as they move through the grief.

Elizabeth Nov 16 2015 12:00 AM

Kami, words cannot express how I feel for you and the kids right now. Usually when I think of Jason, a smile shows up on my face as I think of something he said or did in his special note of sarcasm, always making me laugh. I don't have to tell you what a great guy Jason was, cuz you already know that.. There will come a time eventually that you will be able to smile in Jason's memory, instead of grieving Jason's memory. So much healing begins at that time.. Love, Kris Schmidt

Kris Schmidt Nov 4 2015 12:00 AM

Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.

Lois Frey Nov 3 2015 12:00 AM

Although it's been a few years since I heard from Dino, he was a great friend. We could go awhile without talking but always pick up where we left off. Your going to be missed by so many J. Prayers to his wife, children, family and friends.

Michelle Adams Nov 2 2015 12:00 AM

My condolences. As a the Yardmaster in Mandan Terminal I had the pleasure of working with Jason. I always took great pleasure visiting with Jason. He was a special person. We all enjoyed his humor, professionalism, and dedication in his hard working work ethic. Always, a pleasure. We were all sorry to see him transfer out of Mandan to Grand Forks, but knew it was what he wanted. He will truly be missed by us all. Thank you for sharing Jason with us. God bless the family of Jason.

Chris Ebertz Nov 1 2015 12:00 AM

Only knew Jason for few months he worked in Dilworth. I really enjoyed Jason's company and he spoke at length of his family. He will be missed. RIP JJ Anderson... We hardly knew ye.

Peter Hilton Nov 1 2015 12:00 AM

My condolences to Jason's family~

Nicole Wothe Oct 31 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Jason!! Rip! :(

Joshs buddy Oct 31 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family. JJ was a good man and he loved you all with al his heart.

joanne hughes Oct 31 2015 12:00 AM

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