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James "Jimbo" AndersonJuly 11, 1956 ~ July 13, 2017 (age 61)
James “Jimbo” Anderson, 61, of Great Falls, MT, was called home unexpectedly to be reunited with family and friends on Tuesday, July 13, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 21st at 1:00 PM in the Rose Room Chapel at Croxford Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow at The Do Bar.
Jimbo was born on July 11, 1956 in Bigfork, MN to William and Myrtle Anderson. Jim’s younger years were spent between Minnesota and Montana. He graduated from Augusta High School in 1974. It was then that he realized his heart was in Montana.
After graduating, while residing in Great Falls, he entered the trucking industry. He drove across the country for various companies, experiencing many adventures and making countless lifelong friends. In July of 1992, he started courting his beautiful bride to be, Deborah Wesche. Shortly thereafter, they decided they could not live their lives apart from each other, and married on April 23, 1994. Jimbo continued to truck across the county, but missing his wife and being home, he decided to gain employment in Great Falls, where he would be able to come home at night. He was then employed with Missouri River Trucking & Excavating, and he eventually was hired on as a Teamster truck driver for Cascade County Public Works, transporting heavy equipment, hauling various road materials and snowplowing.
Jimbo was a great husband, son, brother, uncle, and loyal friend. He made many of us laugh with his antics, stories and humor. He loved the outdoors, the Montana mountains, and hunting & fishing. He was faithful to his Minnesota Vikings, even when they broke his heart repeatedly; he decorated his home with multiple Viking memorabilia. Jim also loved life and if he saw an item, or toy as it may be, he would always find a way to make it happen. Many times, he would have a new toy just waiting for his better half to come home and justify it being in the driveway. Just a few of those were: new snowmobile, new Lincoln Continental (which was short lived just so he could say that he had owned one), new Harley, new rafting canoe, new snowmobile trailer and that was just a few of the many. The most recent was his beloved Mustang. His Mustang was the twinkle in his eyes.
Jimbo is survived by his wife of 23 years, Deborah Anderson; his father, William Anderson of Bowstring, MN; sister, Jody (Jerry Kazcor) of Jessi Lake, MN; brothers, Karl Anderson of Marcell, MN and Douglas Anderson of Fargo, ND; sister-in-law, Carol Anderson of Moorhead, MN; nieces and nephews, Jordan, Alex, Aubrey (Adam DeYoung), Noah and Lucy Kazcor, Emily and Abby Anderson, and great-niece, Clara DeYoung; brothers-in-law, Buck (Kathy) Wesche of Williston, ND, Justin Wesche of Sumner, WA; sister-in-law, Cathy Wesche of Lake Tapps, WA; and nieces and nephews, Levi (Abbey) and Cody Wesche, and twins, Logan and Taylor Wesche.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle (Snell) Probst.