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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
James Lawrence Martinson
February 16, 1939 - November 29, 2018

Place of Birth: Grano, North Dakota
Residence: Ray, North Dakota
Age: 79

James L. Martinson, 79 of Ray, passed away Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at Trinity Hospital in Minot surrounded by his family.

James was born February 16th, 1939 in rural Grano to Christ and Ethel Martinson. He was raised and educated in the Grano area through the 8th grade. He began working on farms in the area until 1966 when he started a career in the oilfield. He retired from the oilfield in 1982 due to health issues.

On December 4th, 1961, James met the love of his life, Faith Dahl, and they married after only knowing each other for 3 months. They would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this year. James was a family man and loved to spend time with his family. He also enjoyed puzzles, fishing, driving around on the gravel roads exploring old homes and vehicles. When his grandsons (Keith & Kevin) were old enough, he had them take over the driving but still enjoyed the trips.

James is survived by his wife Faith, of Ray. Son Leroy Martinson of Minot; daughter Vickie (Casey) Wanzek, of Fargo; and son Rick Martinson of McGregor; Sister Lillian Miller of Eureka, SD; and also, his grandchildren, Keith (Crystal) Mattox and Kevin (Leah) Mattox of Ray; Ronald Martinson Jr. of Jamestown; Penny (Devin) Kliem of Medina; Christ Martinson of Minot; Sara Martinson of Williston and 5 step grandchildren. James also had 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

James was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Martinson; infant daughter Kimberly; his parents, and many siblings.

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John & Heidi Flory (Williston, Nd)
Nov 29, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time......
Brenda Schmitz
Nov 30, 2018
So sorry for your Loss.
God Bless
Dale Dahl (Pelican Rapids , Minnesota )
Nov 30, 2018
So sorry to hear, hope everyone is good. You will never be forgotten uncle Jim
Dennis and BEVERLY Seyfert (NM)
Nov 30, 2018
Sorry for your loss
Mona Jones-Lawson (Orion, IL)
Nov 30, 2018
I am so sorry for the family's loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Steve and Pat Eide (Tioga, North Dakota)
Nov 30, 2018
Our hearts ache with yours, your entire family has been and always will be a God send to us. To know them, is to love them. I wish I had words to soften the blow, stop the hurt, and comfort you to peace. Time will help, we as humans are not allowed to give that luxury away. Know how much you are thought of now and the days ahead. God be with you all, and remember, he is with you, his blood is your blood, his love is your love, his humor is your humor, and his kindness is your kindness, you do him, and your mom proud. Faith, I am sending you the biggest hug I can for all the times you held my hand and comforted me. God Bless you all………..
Judy and Mike Juma (Williston)
Nov 30, 2018
Faith, Vicki, LeRoy and Rick,
So very sorry to hear of your loss.
Our prayers are with you all.
Dianna (Shipman) Schoenberg (Minot, North Dakota )
Dec 1, 2018
Faith & family, so sorry for ur loss.
Diane Laducer (Beaverton, Oregon)
Dec 1, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you. Remember the good times for those will always be with you. My condolences.
Jean Schreiner (Fargo, ND)
Dec 3, 2018
Sorry for your loss.
Dec 5, 2018
I am sorry for your loss of a great and wonderful man
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