James D. “Stook” Stockton, 79, of Fargo, ND and formerly of Neche, ND passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Bethany Nursing Home, Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church, Neche, ND. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Burial will be held in the Union Cemetery, Neche, ND. In lieu of flowers, memorial are preferred. Jim was born February 24, 1936 in Crystal, ND the son of George E. “Stuke” and Vera M. “Tootie” (McFadden) Stockton. He grew up in the Bruce community and attended the Bruce country school. The family moved to Neche in 1950. He was baptized and confirmed in the Neche Methodist Church. Jim attended Neche High School where he met the love of his life, Carol Ann Hvidsten and they graduated in 1954. He then attended NDAC “NDSU” and Moorhead State University. On August 18, 1957, they were married in the Christ Lutheran Church in Neche. They were the parents of four children: Scott Dale, Kirk Alan, Jamie Kay, and Brian Cary. They made their home in Neche where he farmed until 1989. Jim then became a rural mail carrier until 2007. In 2013, they moved to Fargo and enjoyed Sunday drives any day of the week, garage sales and of course the Bison games. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, served on the Neche City Council , Neche Volunteer Fire Department, and the Neche Farmers Elevator Board. Other things he loved were collecting toy tractors, Neche memorabilia and antiques. Jim also was a local cub scout leader. He followed his grandchildren in their many sporting endeavors and didn’t miss many of the local games, especially if they were involved. Jim loved his family and enjoyed the many family gatherings. Survivors include his children: Scott (LeAnne), White Bear Lake, MN, Kirk (Angie), Neche, Jamie (Wally) Dodd, Cape Coral, FL, grandchildren: Brandon Stiff, Mandy (Joe) Hoppe, Chrissy Stockton, Kendra (Chris) Trupe, Tyler Stockton, and Danielle Dodd; great-grandsons: Cohen Trupe and John Stuke Hoppe; sister, Shirley (Ernie) Ertz, Papillion, NE; nephews: Michael (Sohee) Papillion, NE, Dan (Heidi), Omaha, NE; and several cousins. Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Carol in December of 2015 and son, Brian in 2006.
Carol A. Stockton, 79, of Fargo, ND and formerly of Neche, ND passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015, at the Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church, Neche, ND. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. prayer service at the Atonement Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND. Burial will be held in the Union Cemetery, Neche, ND. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Carol was born January 25, 1936 in Stephen, MN to Bert and Irene (Felt) Hvidsten. She was baptized in Stephen. In 1937, the family moved to Neche, ND. Carol was confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church. She attended Neche schools, spending her freshman year at Crookston Agricultural School and graduated from Neche High School in 1954. While in school she played basketball and was a cheerleader for the Neche Indians. On August 18, 1957, she was married to her high school sweetheart James “Stook” Stockton. In 1958, she graduated with a degree in physical education and business with a minor in English from Moorhead State Teacher’s College. She was a member of the Pi Mu Phi Sorority. She taught in Cavalier then in Neche until her retirement in 1976. While teaching she taught business and physical education, coached basketball and track, and was a cheerleading and GAPA advisor. She was a respected and inspirational teacher, coach and mentor, loved by many former students. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where she taught confirmation and belonged to WELA. Carol also enjoyed the Red Hats and was an avid Bison fan. In November of 2013, Carol and Stook moved to Fargo. They attended Atonement Lutheran Church while living there. Survivors include her husband, James “Stook” Stockton; children: Scott (Leanne) Stockton, White Bear Lake,MN, Kirk (Angie) Stockton, Neche, ND, Jamie Kay (Wally) Dodd, Cape Coral, FL; grandchildren: Brandon Stiff, Amanda (Joseph) Hoppe, Christine Lane Stockton; Kendra (Christopher) Trupe and Tyler Stockton; Danielle Dodd; great-grandchildren: Cohen Trupe and John Stuke Hoppe; siblings: Allen (Mavis) Hvidsten, John (Janice) Hvidsten, Judy (Bert) Warner, Kay (Melvin) Stark; sister-in-law, Shirley (Ernie) Ertz, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; son, Brian C. Stockton, sister, Theresa Ione Hvidsten; father and mother-in-law, George “Stuke” and Vera “Toots” Stockton.
James H. McFadden, 95, of Cavalier, ND passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at his home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour before the time of services. Burial will be held in the Bruce Cemetery, Neche, ND. James was born August 4, 1920 in the Bruce community near Neche, ND to Joseph and Nellie (Hinds) McFadden. He grew up on the family farm and attended the Bruce School. On November 7, 1942, he married Helen Greenwood at Hallock, MN. Jim farmed in the Bruce area his entire life, until moving to Cavalier in 2005. Things he enjoyed doing were playing cards, woodworking, camping, and fishing. For 11 years Jim and Helen enjoyed wintering in Harlingen, TX. Survivors include his wife, Helen; children: Peggy Page, East Grand Forks, MN, Kitty Mullen (Dave Waller), Ft. Myers, FL, Pat (Marge) McFadden, Fergus Falls, MN, Dennis (Maxine) McFadden, Castle Rock, CO, Tom McFadden, Bob (Val) McFadden, all of Cavalier, David McFadden (Shelley Burnette) Highlands Ranch, CO, Karen McFadden, East Grand Forks, MN; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; nephew, James Stockton, Fargo, ND; niece, Shirley Ertz, Papillion, NE. Preceding him in death were his parents; children: Donald James and Sue Ellen McFadden; grandson, Aaron McFadden; sisters: Viola McFadden, Vera Stockton, and Ruth Olin; daughter-in-law, Laurie McFadden.