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“Bonnie, Shirley, Debbie, and Jim, I lived in McIntosh for a few years when Bonnie and I were in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. I don't remember a lot...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Kristi Kym Simonson Bramwell - AZ

“I just heard of Jims passing--very surprised--so sorry for your loss. So enjoyed talking to him-he was truely a wonderful person-always concerned...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Linda & Lyle (Jameson) Reetz - SD

“We were shocked to hear about Jim's passing. We had just had a great visit with him at our reunion in Emmett, ID. Mom was thrilled that he and...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Everett & Donna Baily and Jeanette Larson - ID

“Dear Bonnie, Shirley and family of Jim, We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing.....We know it will leave an empty spot in your hearts.... He...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Carol and Virgil Mikkelsen - SD

“Dear Jim, Debbie, Bonnie, Shirley and Families, It was so great getting to see your dad earlier this month at the family reunion in Idaho. We...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Bonnie and John Lezamiz - ID

“Jim, Debbie, Bonnie,and Shirley Sorry to hear about your dads passing. Lots of memory as kid growing up. Also got to see him when he made his trips...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Ron Mizera - Kenai, AK - friend

“When I was in the 7th and 8th grade, I lived in Utter's Trailer Court, with my mom, dad, (Dolly and Ed Uhrig) and two brothers, Danny and David. I...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Ann (Uhrig) Cvach - Midland, SD

“May the arms of The Lord be wrapped around you and ease your aching hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Ann Johnson - Whitewood, SD

“My sincerest condelences to the family. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Omer Van Hecke jr.

“Jim Debbie Bonnie Shirley I'm very sad to hear about the passing of your father. He and your mother were great caring people to know and be around to...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Rick Mizera - Mobridge, SD

“I was saddened to read of your Dad's passing. I really enjoyed both he and your Mom. He took such good care of her. God Bless all of you. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Neva Scoular - Lemmon, SD

“So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. a952x ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Richard and Susan Harwood - SD

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead. May your memories comfort you. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Trisha and Robert Sterud - SD

“Jim, Denise, Becca and Jeff, We are so very sorry for your loss. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: The Rineharts - Knoxville, TN

“Jimmy, Debbie, Bonnie and Shirley, I was saddened to hear about your Dad's passing. He was a wonderful man and a great friend. He will be...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Jung Custer - Wichita, KS

“I'm very saddened by the news of Jim's passing away. Sending my sincerest condolences to the rest of the family. Wish I could be there with you in...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Alise Jameson - Ghent, Belgium

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry, Beth, Zach, Allie, Kameron and Kendall Buhler ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Terry and Beth Buhler - Marion, IN

“Jim was the only guy around when I was a little kid, so I looked up to him almost like he was a dad. As he was only 10 years older than me, that was...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: David J. Jameson - Fargo, ND

“Dear Jameson family: We are so sorry to hear of Jim's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Roger & Joan Bauer - McIntosh


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Jim Jameson

Jim Jameson, age 79 of McIntosh, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at home in McIntosh.

Jim was born on April 3, 1934 in Douglas, North Dakota to Elmer and Catherine (Gabel) Jameson. He was raised on a farm north of McIntosh and attended country schools through the 8th grade and later completed his GED. He joined the U. S. Army on December 15, 1953 and served as an engineer equipment mechanic. Jim was discharged from the U.S. Army on December 14, 1956 and then took a civilian job with the Army. During this time, he was stationed in Okinawa where he met Yasuko Sueyoshi "Ruby", a local seamstress.

Jim and Ruby were united in marriage on January 3, 1957 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. They resided in Awase, Okinawa until September 1958 when he and his wife and baby son Jim came to the United States. They returned to South Dakota first living in McLaughlin, Winner and then McIntosh.

During his younger years, Jim worked as a mechanic on John Deere equipment in Winner, SD. After returning to McIntosh he operated a garage in the 60s and 70s with his brother Orton. After this, he worked a number of years in the road construction business. In his later years he was a truck driver hauling livestock and grain. He drove school bus for the McIntosh School District for many years.

Jim was a life member of the American Legion serving as past Commander and Adjutant for the Ralph T. Ankerson Post #139. He was also a Mason and a Shriner and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and trap shooting, flying his single engine planes, gardening, attending family reunions, watching old western movies and listening to country music. As a young man he was known to pick a little guitar.

Jim was extremely proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren who were a source of great happiness to him.

Keeping him in their fondest memories are his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Denise Jameson, Knoxville, TN; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Darrell Buhler, Coos Bay, OR; Bonnie Jameson, Pierre, SD; Shirley and Andy Fergel, Pierre, SD; 5 grandchildren, Sharon, Jeff, Rebecca Jameson, Taylor Siverson, and Caelan Fergel; 1 brother, David Jameson, Fargo, ND; 1 sister, Lela Utter, Emmett, ID; 2 half-sisters, Evelyn Larson, Phoenix, AZ; and Jeanette Larson, Twin Falls, ID; and a sister-in-law, Norma Jameson, Lisbon, ND; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ruby on July 8, 2011, an infant daughter, Gail Karen Jameson, 3 brothers, James Jameson in infancy, Orton Jameson, and Mervin Jameson, 2 sisters, Lynne Beaver and Wanda McGregor,and a half-sister, Violet Conners.

The Memorial Service for Jim will be held at 10:30am Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in McIntosh with Pastor Tottie Lenerville, officiating.
Burial will be at 1:00pm on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Black Hills National Cemetery south of Sturgis with full military honors.

Special music will be provided by Jayne Huber and Deb Trullinger.