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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
James "Jim" Bruce Dishon
October 30, 1953 - November 23, 2018

Place of Birth: Sidney, Montana
Residence: Mesquite, Nevada formerly of Sidney, MT
Age: 65

James “Jim” Bruce Dishon went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 23, 2018. Jim passed away doing what he loved near Mesquite, Nevada with his son, Trevor and wife, Donna by his side.
Jim was born in Sidney, MT on October 30, 1953 to Dean and Cynthia (Ross) Dishon. Jim was the third of 4 children. He was raised and graduated from high school in Sidney, MT. It was here that he met his high school sweetheart, Donna Olson, and they were married on June 16, 1971.
As a child, Jim, his father, and his brother Dick would hunt every year when they were younger and much to the chagrin of his mother, and sisters Deb and Cindy, would always bring home some venison. Jim’s elk sausage was the best and always in demand, which fortunately he supplied often after many successful hunts. He also loved spending time with his family and cousins nearly every weekend in Buford, ND.
Jim was already working full time jobs starting at the age of 11. He was a ranch hand one summer and then worked at Quilling’s Market as a butcher in the meat department throughout most of his high school years. After graduation he went to meat cutting school and became a butcher working in supermarkets in Glasgow and then Billings, MT before returning to Sidney to work for MDU.
Jim and Donna welcomed their only son, Trevor James, into the world. Jim’s greatest joy was spending time with his son. Jim was a big supporter of Trevor’s high school athletics including wrestling and football for the Sidney Eagles. Jim, Donna and Trevor enjoyed golfing, camping, fishing, canoeing, and hunting together. Jim and Donna especially loved Trevor’s many friends and treated them like their own.
Jim was a member of the Elks Lodge for 31 years and trustee for 11 years, a member of the Moose Lodge, People’s Congregational Church, Sidney Country Club, and the Rotary Club in Rapid City, SD.
Jim worked for Montana Dakota Utilities for 40 years. He worked at the Lewis and Clark Station in Sidney for 23 years. Jim was a coalman when he started working for MDU. He also served as the local collective bargaining unit steward as well as mechanic, certified mechanic welder, fuel and grounds supervisor, as well as many other positions. Jim worked as a member of the negotiating committee for MDU where he worked on contracts and arbitration. He transferred to Bismarck, ND where he was promoted to the Human Resources Manager in 1996. In 2005, Jim became the Regional Director of the Black Hills and moved to Rapid City, SD. Jim was a distinguished and dedicated employee to MDU and was recognized for his 40 years of service on October 30, 2013 when he retired.
Jim and Donna retired to Meridian, ID and then to Mesquite, NV in July of 2016 where they could be closer to their son, Trevor and his family. Jim especially loved his grandson, Cody, and his granddaughters, Tylee and Tatym.
Jim is survived by: his wife, Donna of Mesquite, NV; his son, Trevor (Michelle) of Las Vegas, NV; his three grandchildren that he adored; Cody Dishon (Twyla) of Minot, ND, Tylee Dishon and Tatym Dishon of Las Vegas, NV; two great grandchildren, Owen and Aubri Dishon; his sisters, Debbie Dahl of Fairview, MT, Cindy (Mark) Rosellini of Grove, OK; his brother, Richard (Vikki) Dishon of Sidney, MT; his nephews and nieces and great nephews and nieces.
Jim is preceded in death by: his parents, Dean and Cynthia Dishon; and brother-in-law, Mike Dahl.

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scott gannaway (casa grande, arizona)
Nov 25, 2018
I am so sad to hear of Jim's passing. My heartfelt sympathies to Donna and family. I had the privilege and honor of working for Jim when he was the Black Hills Region Manager. He was one of the finest human beings I have ever met. I will treasure my memories of our time together. Jim will always be a hero to me.
Steph Storey (Peoria , Az)
Nov 25, 2018
Donna our hearts are breaking for you and family. Tony and I are surrounding you with hugs and love. Our prayers for you during this difficult time. Love Steph and Tony Storey
Billie Jo Mcginnis
Nov 25, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you
Kathy and Nate Houchin (Piedmon, SD)
Nov 26, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
john schepens (watford city, north dakota)
Nov 26, 2018
Jim was a great leader a wonderful boss and a good friend he will missed in many ways Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Dishon family
michael peel (Glendive, MT)
Nov 27, 2018
Donna and family, very sorry to here of Jim's passing,Our hearts are with you and we hope you can find comfort in that Jim has gone home and is free now,Love to all!!!!!!!
Joannie and Richard Fierro (Rapid City, South Dakota)
Nov 27, 2018
To Donna and the family, we are very saddened to hear of the passing of Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Anne Jones (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Nov 27, 2018
Donna, Trevor and Family,
Thinking of you all as you go through the hours, days, weeks and months of emotions in working through the loss of Jim. Hold him close in your hearts as the memories last forever.
He was a wonderful friend, mentor and co-worker for so many years.
Bruce Beiswanger (Sidney, Montana)
Nov 27, 2018
Donna and Family, Nancy and I were deeply saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I was fortunate enough to have worked with Jim and have a great respect for him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Donna during this most difficult time.
Perry Stieg (Minot, ND)
Nov 27, 2018
I was sad to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a good man who never forgot where he came from. You will be missed!
Drew Ledwich (Meridian, ID)
Nov 27, 2018
Donna and family, we are so sorry to hear about Jim. I looked up to him, and he was there as a Father figure to me, offering guidance and wisdom in the absence of my Father. Love and prayers.
Mary Brandt (Mandan, North Dakota)
Nov 28, 2018
What a wonderful life! Jim lived every moment with passion and enthusiasm. Hardly a day went by that Jim didn’t comment on the pride he felt for his son and the love and support of his “lovey bride.”

Our thoughts are with you Donna.
Marc and Brenda Jacobs (Black Hawk, SD)
Nov 28, 2018
Donna, Trevor and Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Jim. He was a great boss and a friend. He will be missed by many people. Our prayers are for you.
Sandi and Bree and Kile (Black Hawk, South Dakota)
Nov 28, 2018
Donna, so sorry for your families loss. Bree and I are thankful for Jim’s help at M.D.U. We also enjoyed the good times on the motorcycles. Take care.
Bob Thilmony (Thornton, CO)
Nov 29, 2018
Donna and Trevor, I am simply at a loss for words as Jim meant and did a lot for me growing up. I know you can both be strong and Proud of what Jim has done for us all. Jim will be missed by many but Jim always found the positive in anything. My thoughts and Prayers are with you both. God Bless!
Ron & Connie Blum
Nov 29, 2018
Donna and Family,
We were deeply saddened to hear about Jim passing away. I enjoyed his guidance and friendship during our years working together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
James Boyle (Rapid City, South Dakota)
Nov 29, 2018
Dear Donna and family, We are saddened of hearing of the loss of Jim. Our deepest condolence go out to you. I worked under Jim during his time in Rapid City and I can tell you he was "The Diamond In The Rough". Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Jim and Kathy Boyle
Anton Weekes Jr (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Nov 29, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with Jim's, family his wife Donna.. sorry for your loss his stories will be missed. Lots of love. And prayers.. your Bismarck friends
Lance and Shelly Averett (Sidney, Mt)
Nov 29, 2018
Lance and I were saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. We both remember him as a friend, classmate and caring person. Donna, you and Jim have a wonderful love story to share with your grandchildren. So many years of marriage that began when you were both so young. Certainly a gift from God. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Barbara Weekes (Bismarck , ND)
Nov 30, 2018
So sorry for your loss Donna, Trevor, and family. Jim was such a kind, humble, and fun man that loved his family. Even when he acted tough we knew he was soft hearted. We’re so happy we became friends with you guys and enjoyed so many golf outings with our group. Jim was always up for anything with our Vegas, Minneapolis, Rapid City and all the small towns in between trips we golfed, gambled, danced, wined and dined and had plenty of beer, stories, and lots of laughs. What I loved most about Jim was how he talked about his humble beginnings and encouraged everyone if you worked hard you could accomplish big things. He was so proud of Trevor and loved taking care of his family, Donna you were his everything. We’ll miss Jim and keep his family in our prayers.
Love, Barbara and Francis Weekes
Lynn Hartje (Sheridan, WY)
Nov 30, 2018
Donna I am so sorry for your loss Jim was such a wonderful boss and mentor and I very much appreciated and enjoyed working with him over the years. Hope it eases your sorrow to know that others are thinking of you. Lynn
Juanita (Emly) Johnson (Sidney, MT)
Dec 1, 2018
My heartfelt sympathy. I missed the proper date for the funeral, so just remembering what a great fellow Jim was. Classmates remain forever in our memories.
David Kollman
Dec 3, 2018
Sorry to hear about Jim. I feel very fortunate to have known him. Great Man one of the best I have ever worked with. I worked with him at Lewis and Clark.
Suzan (Cresap) Simmons (Ponca City, OK)
Dec 23, 2018
I missread the obituary...please don't print the one that I had entered. I was thinking if was Jim's brother who passed away...which was Dick that was in my class. I do remember Jim but he was younger and also..a very nice person. Thanks
Beloved Husband, Dad, Grandpa & Great Grandpa
Debbie, Dick, Cindy & Families
Shandon & Deedra
Carrito Family
Dillon, Alyssa & Boys
Harvey & Susan, John & Barb Welnel
Randy & Chantel Jensen
Dannell Morast
Bob Propp & Family
Tuke, Ciera & Morgan
MDU Family
Class of 1989
Rick & Nannette Sprat
Penta Family
MDU Blackhills
Lyle & Cary Ritter
Montana Dakota Utilities Company