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1943 James 2023

James Richard Linscheid

March 3, 1943 — April 8, 2023

Fargo, ND

James Richard Linscheid, 80, passed away peacefully, April 8, 2023, surrounded by his family.

Jim was born on March 3, 1943, in Minot, ND, to Ernest and Mary Edna (Howard) Linscheid. He grew up in Jamestown, ND, and in 1966 graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in pharmacy. He began his career at White Drug in Jamestown, ND and in 1975 moved to Enderlin, ND where he purchased Rexall Drug which he operated for many years. He married Phyllis (Overboe) Lee in 1986, and in 1989, they moved to Chillicothe, OH where he began working for the Veterans Administration until being relocated to Anchorage, AK, in 1994. Both Jim and Phyllis loved living in Alaska, and they lived there until Jim retired in 2013 and then moved to West Fargo, ND to be closer to family and friends.

Jim enjoyed golfing with his family and friends, traveling, playing cribbage, cooking, and grilling outdoors. He was a very skilled woodturner who enjoyed making many beautiful items for his family and friends, and a big sports fan who loved his Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings.

Jim is survived by his brother, Tom Linscheid (Kaye Rasnake) of Curtis, MI, Tom’s daughter, Lexie (Jason) Wirtz, and their children Lydia and Phebe of Chantilly, VA; Tom’s daughter, Nora (Seth) Glauberman and their children Hannah and Elliott of Akron, OH; and James’ step-daughter, Staci Lee (Veran Kapaun) of Kindred, ND, and their son Matthew of Fargo, ND.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Mary Edna Linscheid; his wife Phyllis Linscheid; and his first wife Janice Moores Linscheid.

A graveside service will held in Kindred, ND, later this summer.

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