James H. EastonJames Herbert Easton, 89, Beach, passed away Monday, March 4, at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck.
James Herbert Easton, 89, Beach, passed away Monday, March 4, at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck.
Visitation is 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Beach and one hour prior to services at the church.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the United Community Church in Beach, with Rev. Warren Maxted officiating. Interment will be in the Beach City Cemetery at a later date.
Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Beach has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Jim was born April 22, 1923, in Beach, a son of Myron and Hazel Easton. He was raised north of Beach in Westerheim with two brothers and two sisters. He attended school at Bonnie View Country School north of Beach.
He also attended a school for the deaf for a short time.
He started shearing sheep when he was 15 years old and continued to do that and worked odd jobs for more than 50 years. He was very well known for his ability to shear sheep and was proud that over his lifetime he had sheared more than 700,000 head.
Jim was married to Bernadine Lynch on Aug. 2, 1946, in Beach and to this union 10 children were born. Jim took very good care of his family and was liked by everyone.
In his later years he would always be seen walking through town and up north helping to clean up the roads by picking up cans along the streets and highways.
Jim liked to take drives in the country to see different things; he always had a huge garden that he spent many evenings with a hoe in his hands fighting the mosquitoes so the weeds didn’t get his plants.
He also enjoyed reading, spending time with his family, playing cards, and walking. He went to many auction sales, not to buy things but just to look at what was there.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Bernadine Easton; one son, Herb Easton; his parents; one grandson, Ryan Begger; two sons-in-law, Ronald Begger and Rue Cale; one daughter-in-law, Gretchen Easton and one brother, Clyde Easton.
Jim is survived by his children, Edith (James) Heuther of Wibaux, Mont., Ray (Lou) Easton of Holmen, Wis., Keith (Elmeda) Easton of Bettendorf, Iowa, Will (Linda) Easton of Stevens Point, Wis., Dean (Diane) Easton of Hastings, Minn., Vern (Katie) Easton of Belfield, Mavis (Wayne) Clinton of Spokane, Wash., Delbert Easton of Fargo, and Paul (Michelle) Easton of Beach; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Avis Tilden of St. Paul, Minn., and Pat (Tom) Lynch of Beach; one brother, Clifford Easton of Lees Summit, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.silvernale-silhafuneralhome.com.