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1954 James 2023

James Nitschke

March 27, 1954 — February 11, 2023

James “Jim” Curtis Nitschke died Saturday morning February 11, 2023 at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in Bismarck, ND.

Jim was born on March 27, 1954 at LaMoure, North Dakota, the son of Rudolph and Murel (Tompkins) Nitschke.  He grew up on the family farm in Jud, attended the Trinity Congregational Church where he was baptized and confirmed.  

He graduated from Jud Public High School and later attended the North Dakota State School of Science.

Jim worked various jobs over the course of many years which included his time at the Anne Carlson Center in Jamestown, and later at Enable, Inc. in Bismarck working with special needs individuals. He was extremely proud of being a Special Olympics Soccer Coach.   Jim inherited his love of music and loved to sing for his family and friends.  He especially enjoyed playing the game of Aggravation.

Jim married Jennifer Vetter on June 9, 2008. They have two sons, Tyler and Wyatt who were Jim’s pride and joy.  They moved to Bismarck, ND where he resided for the remainder of his life.

Honored to have shared in his life is his mother, Murel, Jamestown, ND, siblings, Renee (Robert) Opp, Arvada, CO, Brian Nitschke, Jud, ND, Kevin (Teri) Nitschke, Lincoln, ND, Corey (Susie) Nitschke, Jud, ND,  and Sheri Mackey, Ft. Pierre, SD and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father.  

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