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“Dear Grandpa, Its going to be a hard christmas not being able to hear your voice. but i know you are with us. I know the last couple of years I...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Megan Bredholt - Richmond, VA

“Dear Grandpa, Remember when you would go to the co-op and buy me pickle chips. or the time i was really sick with chicken pox and you bought me the...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Megan Bredholt - Richmond, VA

“We didn't know James personally but have known LeAnne, Paul and girls for some time and have loved them all. Our prayers go out for all the family...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Cliff and Joan Sluss - Woodbridge, VA

“.You were a very special dad and grandpa. Your sweet and gentle ways will remain with me always. I miss you dearly but am so glad you are no longer...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: LeAnne Bredholt - woodbridge, VA

“Elaine, We are so sorry to read about Jim's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Have many wonderful...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Dorvin & Lori (Deloris Winkels) Wendt - MN

“I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Robin Hatcher - Manassas Park, VA

“May you rest in peace Uncle Jimmy. I always enjoyed talking to you when I had the chance. I was thinking back at the jobs I had when I was a...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: John Barnes - International Falls, MN

“Jim laughed so easily and was generous with gentle jokes, his eyes smiling most of the time. He was a kind and good man, a role model; I will miss...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Andy Barnes - Minneapolis, MN

“To know Jim was to know a man with a big kind heart full of love. I will remember him always and will miss his great smile and wonderful hugs. Rest...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: George H. Barnes - Jamestown, ND

“Elaine,LeAnne,and Angie We are so sorry to hear of your loss, wish we could be with you for the service. Distance is a problem. We would like...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Doug and Cheryl Saair - Mapleton, ND

“Dad, I miss you so much already. My only comfort is that you are in Peace and can finally be free of all the pain you've been in. I love you so...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Angie - story city, IA - daughter

“Sharing your 50th anniversary was indeed a memorial time. I'm so glad we could do that. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Carl & Wilma Vander Wal - Nevada, IA


James "Jim" Barnes of Nevada, Iowa, passed away March 4, 2012, at Rolling Green Village in Nevada.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 10th at the Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada. . Visitation will be held 6 to 8 PM, Friday, March 9th at Bacon Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mapleton, North Dakota at a later date.

Jim was born in Kenmare, North Dakota on June 22, 1941, the son of John and Lucy Barnes. He grew up in Casselton, North Dakota. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Viet Nam era.

He married his wife of 50 years, Elaine Grindberg at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Casselton on January 27, 1962. Together they raised their two daughters in Mapleton, North Dakota, before moving to Nevada in 1995.

Jim is survived by his wife, Elaine, his daughters: LeAnne (Paul) Bredholt of Woodbridge, Virginia, and Angela (Mark) VanWesten of Story City, Iowa; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Bacon Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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