Loretta “Ett” James, 83, Bismarck, died May 9, 2018 at Sanford Hospital, Bismarck. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 15 at Corpus Christi Church. Burial will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. John Cemetery, St. John, ND, friends and family gathering immediately following at the St. John Senior Center.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a rosary and prayer vigil beginning at 7 p.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home.
Loretta was born May 4, 1935 to Jerome and Hannah (Hanlan) Bercier near St. John. She graduated from St. John High School in 1954 and married Fred James November 14, 1955. She worked various jobs until she and Fred purchased James Vault and Precast Co. in Bismarck in 1987.
Loretta is survived by her son Donald (Diana), daughters, Teri and Linda (special friend Greg Machart), all of Bismarck, grandson, Justin (Julie), Maple Grove, MN, and granddaughter, Samantha (Shane) Victor, Bismarck; great-grandchildren, Eiley and Connor James, and Callan and Lawson Victor; sisters: Jean and Maxine; sisters-in-law: Irene (Skinny) Haas and Della Gustafson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Fred, son Daniel, her parents, and two brothers and two sisters.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Central Dakota Humane Society or a charity of your choice.