James Francis Stevenson, 70, of Breckenridge, MN passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2008 in Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be on Friday May 30, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church of Breckenridge, MN with Pastor Terry Tilton officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 29, 2008 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, MN. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Breckenridge, MN.
Jim was born January 28, 1938 to Robert James and Virginia (Tryba) Stevenson in Breckenridge, MN. He grew up and attended school there. He then began hauling gravel and truck driving. He was united in marriage to Darlene Waasdorp on October 5, 1955 at the United Methodist Church in Breckenridge, MN. Jim and Darlene always made their home in Breckenridge.
Jim was mostly a truck driver hauling gravel and grain. He worked many part-time jobs to keep busy. Jim worked for the Breckenridge Public Utilities for a few years and following the retirement of Howard Rothwell he returned to driving truck. He was a member of the Breckenridge Fire Dept. for several years and enjoyed driving the Fire Dept's "Foo" car in parades. Jim enjoyed fishing with many of his friends and loved visiting with friends and strangers alike.
Jim is survived by his his son, Robert James (Karen) Stevenson of Indianapolis, IN; his four half sisters, MaryLou (Paul) Jackson of Breckenridge, MN, Norma Jean Gaulrapp of Breckenridge, MN, Diane McTavish of Hagerstown, MD, Kathy Brann of Pepperelle, MA.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene, and his parents, Robert James and Virginia Stevenson