James “Jim” Pascua


James W Pascua, 81, Mandan, passed away January 23, 2023, from his struggles with many health issues. Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 1, from 5 -7 pm, at the Bismarck Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.  Memorial services will be on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 1470 South Washington, Bismarck.

Jim was born on March 23, 1941, in Bismarck at St. Alexius Medical Center. He was the son of Rufino (John) and Alice Pascua. He graduated from Bismarck High School in 1959. He then entered the Navy in October 1959 where he worked on an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam era. After returning he worked in construction as a surveyor. He was a manager of Country Kitchen and then a salesman for Keebler.  He became an Ironworker in 1974 until his retirement.

Jim met the love of his life Jeannine Honcik, and they were united in marriage on December 4, 1965. They were blessed with four children, Candace (Kevin) Miller, West Fargo, ND, Jeff (Beth) Pascua, Northfield, MN, Cori (Matt) Odegard, Bismarck, ND, and Jayden (Shandy) Pascua, Bismarck, ND. He has 12 Grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Jim was a life member of the Amvets, Elks and the Ironworkers Local 793 (512). During his spare time, Jim enjoyed golfing, playing cards with buddies, wintering in Lake Havasu, AZ for 16 years and spending time with family and of course cheering on his beloved “Bears”

Jim is survived by his wife Jeannie of 57 years, 4 children, 12 grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, Sister, Virginia Zeck, Great Falls, MT, Sister-in-law’s Vi Mikula, Britton, SD, Bev (Kermit) Nelson, Ulen, MN, Susie Heller, Rock Lake, ND, Brother-in-Law, Jim (Carol) Honcik Jr, Moorhead, MN., 29 Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Jim and Viola Honcik, brothers-in-law, Donald Honcik, Carl Mikula, along with many loyal friends.

Appreciation to the Sanford staff these last many years, especially to Dr. Dendy and his staff.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be sent to House of Prayer, Make-A-Wish or to the Back Pack Program through United Way.

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Way back in 1956 Jim was standing in the entryway of BHS when I walked in on the first day of school. Had the pleasure of going through all four years with Jim as my friend. Thank you for that, Jim. RIP. Ron Carlson

I had the same pleasure of meeting Jim and Jeannie when my daughter was married to Jaden, their son.. They did stop at our home in Butte, Mt. They were both wonderful people. My condolences to you Jeannie and your whole family. May Jim rest in peace.

Jim was a long time friend who was always welcoming all people with a smile. A better friend their could never be one. All who knew him respected him, he will be missed.

Have so many wonderful memories of Jim and Jeannie. Playing bingo at the Elbow Room and both of us long time members of House of Prayer. Jim was so nice and so much fun. My thoughts and prayers are with Jeannie and family.

Sending thoughts and prayers to Ginny, and the rest of the family .Jim was a great guy, I know you will miss him.

Remember the smile,
Remember the laughter,
Remember the love,
He will always be with you
Each of you Hold on to the wonderful memories Love Roberta

Jim I was your Brother on this Side.Now with your winning Smile & Charm put in a good word for us Ironworkers who will be joining you later on the other side. Your Brother Mick Newlin

Pascua family, we will miss Uncle Jim very much. We will always remember his great smiles and mischievous chuckles. God bless you with comfort and peace.
John & Carol Wickenheiser & family