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James "Jim" Enger

UPDATE: Funeral service for James Enger has been postponed til Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.


James “Jim” Michael Enger, formerly of Northwood, ND, passed away February 14, 2022, at Sanford Hospice, in Fargo.  His battle with Pancreatic cancer was not lost; he fought bravely for 17 months. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Free Lutheran Church in Northwood.  A visitation will be held Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church.

Jim was born August 19th, 1953, in Northwood, ND to Clark and Nathalie (Midboe) Enger. He was the youngest of 6 children. He attended Northwood schools. In 1973, Jim met Laurie Lee while she was babysitting his nieces and nephew. They were united in marriage on July 26th, 1974, at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church. To this union, Chad Michael, Corey Michael, Christopher Clark, and Derrick Lee were born.

Jim started his working career in construction, where he built the bean plant that started his lifelong journey in the bean business. In 1985, he became the manager of a bean plant in McCanna that he eventually owned. He retired from the bean business in 2019, allowing him to enjoy extra time sunbathing at the lake. Jim could always be found playing a game of pinochle, watching sports or talking about sports to anyone who would listen. In true Jim fashion, he held on long enough for one last Superbowl so he would be able to talk about it once he got to heaven.

Jim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Laurie; Sons: Chad (Trisha), Corey (Brandi), Christopher (Kaylee) and Derrick Enger. Seven grandchildren: Blake, Brooke, Caleb, Peyton, Harrison, Tucker and Eliza. One sister, Kathryn (Dennis) Sherva and multiple nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, siblings Larry, Loretta, Clayton, and Harlan. Brothers-in-law: Mike and Rod Lee.

Jim has requested that you come in your favorite sports apparel, UND if possible, but “leave that Bison crap at the door!”

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A candle was lit in memory of James "Jim" Enger

Kassie Feb 22 2022 10:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Jim" Enger

Barry Hanson Feb 21 2022 1:10 AM

Sorry to here the loss Jim was a great fella he will be missed

Rick kyllo Feb 20 2022 3:29 PM

Sorry I missed Jim's funeral. I wanted very much to attend. I still remember our softball playing days in the late 1970s before our family moved to Valley City where Il0ene and I still live in retiremant. Our sincrere condolences to Lori and all of Jim's and Lori's family.

Bob Hetler Feb 19 2022 10:20 PM

Jim was a great guy it didn't matter how long it between times to see each other he always Had the time to stop and ask how you're doing. jim's gonna be missed greatly. sending hugs and prayers to the family.

Larry Thompson Feb 19 2022 12:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Jim" Enger

Cal & Sandy(Mehl) Jackson Feb 18 2022 6:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Jim" Enger

Julie Paxson Feb 18 2022 12:35 PM

I am proud to have called Jim a friend. He taught me so much about the bean business, but more importantly how to treat those you are in business with. Jim was one of a kind and will be missed! #GoSioux

Kris Volden Feb 18 2022 11:20 AM


BETTY HILLESTAD Feb 18 2022 8:59 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Jim" Enger


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