05 Nov James “Jim” Mathis
James “Jim” Mathis, 50, of Bismarck, passed away November 3, 2022.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Bismarck Funeral Home. A Livestream of the Service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 11, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Bismarck Funeral Home, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM.
James (Jim) Lawrence Mathis, born December 20, 1971, at St Gabriel’s hospital in Little Falls, MN to Lawrence and Jean Mathis of Royalton, MN. He attended Royalton schools. Jim went to Magnum Truck Driving Institute where he obtained his CDL license. He went on to work for Bowerly Brothers and then Knife River. He was currently employed with Earthwork Services. In 2006 he was united in marriage with Heather Hull. Although this marriage did not last, it brought forth 3 beautiful children who were the light of Jim’s life.
Jim loved to do many things with his family. It always brought joy to him, whether it be board games, talking, cooking. He liked to do many things outdoors, including hunting and fishing. He was fascinated by cars, especially ones of older models. There wasn’t a question you could ask him, and he didn’t have the answer when it came to cars.
He is survived by his 3 children, Emma Jean, James Lawrence Jr, and Alexander John Mathis, all of Bismarck; siblings, Sue (Mike) Andersen of St Paul, MN, Mike (Dede) Schwanke of Little Falls, MN, Rick (Kris) Schwanke of Little Falls, MN, Sandy (John) Morgan of Roaring Spring, PA, Jacqui (Tim) Shoemaker of Kansas City, MO; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews that are too many to individually mention. Many of which include his godchild, Tyler Jerome Schwanke.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Jean Mathis; sibling, Robert Schwanke, paternal grandparents, John and Sarah Mathis, maternal grandparents- Orville and Adona VanNorman, many paternal aunts and uncles.
To view the funeral service, please click here. Second half of funeral, here.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers with the kids and families