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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
James "Jim" Steven Brodal
June 25, 1957 - December 30, 2018

Place of Birth: Crosby, ND
Residence: Columbus, ND
Age: 61

James “Jim” Steven Brodal was born June 25, 1957 to Sigurd and Carol Brodal at St. Lukes hospital in Crosby, ND. He was raised on his family’s farm near Columbus, ND. Jim grew up with spending time with many cousins and neighbors who were like family. He graduated from Columbus High school in 1975.

On December 6th, 1975, he married Kathy Ann Burau and together they had three children, Stephanie Danielle, Jeremiah Steven, and Cody James. Jim and Kathy lived in Columbus for a few years before purchasing the land his Grandpa Dick homesteaded and moving a new home onto the property. Jim shared his families love of farming and began farming with his father and brother Lynn when he graduated high school. He also worked at the gas plant in Lignite for 14 years before choosing to farm full-time.

On Valentines Day in 2003, Jim married Jen Dunseth and together they had Riley May. Jim and Jen enjoyed traveling and going to concerts together. Jim loved the outdoors. He spent his free time hunting, fishing, or using his metal detector to find treasures. Jim had a love for skiing and scuba diving and keeping up on current issues, enjoying a bit of political banter. Jim was known for his kindness, love of family, and mischievous spirit.

He went to live with Christ unexpectedly on December 30th, 2018. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Sigurd and Carol Brodal and numerous aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his loving wife Jen; children, Stephanie (Ryan) Reistad, Jeremiah (Chelsea) Brodal, Cody (Amber) Brodal, and Riley Brodal; siblings, Charlotte Coleman, Lenore (Larry) Tooke and Lynn (Anne) Brodal; grandchildren, Victoria Erickson and Jacob Reistad and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Lora Lee Peterson (McGregor)
Jan 1, 2019
Jen, Stephanie, Jeremiah, Cody, and Riley, I was shocked and saddened to hear about Jim, and my heart breaks for all of you. Jim was such a kind and friendly man, and I'm grateful for the times I was able to spend with Jen and Jim! Lots of good memories! You are in my thought and prayers! Hugs!
mark (Bismarck, nd)
Jan 1, 2019
Such a loss for all who had the chance to know this great man. Prayers to your family.
Bev Dokken (Crosby, ND)
Jan 1, 2019
My heart goes out to each of you! May God wrap his arms around each of you and comfort you with his love.
Joe and Vickie Hazel (Crosby, ND)
Jan 1, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to all! Praying for all of you.
Mike & Liz Rndel (Noonan)
Jan 1, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was truly a good man and always fun to talk with. Our prayers are with you, Jen, and all the kids.
Ron Smithberg
Jan 1, 2019
So sorry for your loss, prayers are with all of you.
Candace Falck (Lignite, Nd)
Jan 1, 2019
I am so very sad to hear this news. Both my husband and myself worked with Jim and I attended school at Columbus High . He was one of the nicest guys I knew and had the sweetest smile. My deep sympathy to the family .
Don Dihle
Jan 2, 2019
With my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Donna Hegle (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Jan 2, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time and the days and years to come.
Julie Huschka (Dickinson , ND)
Jan 2, 2019
Jim was a kind soal he will be greatly missed by all.
Rodney Roness (noonan, ND)
Jan 2, 2019
My Deepest sympathy to the Brodal Family!!
Therresa Christopherson (Williston)
Jan 2, 2019
Stephanie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this most difficult time. God Bless.
Becky "Johnson" Myhra (Breckenridge, MN)
Jan 2, 2019
I can't even begin to say how sad I was and still am when I heard the news about Jim. He was an amazing man and a wonderful dad, I always enjoyed babysitting for you all when you were little because he always made sure I had everything I needed to take care of you and always made me feel at home. My whole heart goes out to all of you. With Love and Deepest Sympathy, Becky
Lindsey & Kelly Johnson and family
Jan 2, 2019
Steph, Jeremiah, Cody, & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will always remember Uncle Jim as a very smiley, goofy guy. Much love to you all during this time.
Marcie Myers Pedersen (Oakland Park, FL)
Jan 2, 2019
My sincere sympathy to all of Jim’s family and friends. So sorry for your loss
Connie Zimmerman Basaraba (Kamiah, ID )
Jan 2, 2019
Very saddened to hear of Jim's passing. We couldn't have asked for better neighbors in our growing up years, than the Brodals. I did smile at the comment that Jim "enjoyed a bit of political banter".....as I remember many of those kind of animated conversations between his Dad and mine. :-) My deepest condolences to the family. You are in our prayers.
Colleen (Berg) Ghirardelli (Springfield , MO)
Jan 2, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences and prayers are with you.
Colleen (Berg) Ghirardelli (Springfield , MO)
Jan 2, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences and prayers are with you.
Doug and Diana Watterud (Columbus , ND)
Jan 2, 2019
Such a sad time for our neighborhood. We are going to miss our visits with Jim in the middle of our country roads and his sweet smile and funny nature. What a loss to all his friends but, especially, for his family. Our hearts go out to you all as our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Diane (Zimmerman) Kinser (Grants Pass, OR)
Jan 2, 2019
I'm so sorry. I attended sunday school and confirmation classes together with Jim at Zion Lutheran.
Tammy Booke (Williston, ND)
Jan 3, 2019
Stephanie and family: the loss of a loved one is so difficult, but we are all blessed to have memories. From reading of his life to the kind words said about him, he truly sounds like a wonderful man. I have been thinking about you all week - cherish your memories...God Bless.
Ed Kihle (Elk River, MN)
Jan 4, 2019
Jim was a great guy, glad I had him as a friend and classmate, you could not find a better person than Jim.
Vern Jacobson (Bottineau, ND)
Jan 4, 2019
My sympathy to James' family, my God bring you peace In this difficult time.
Lester O. Ronholdt (Williston , North Dakota )
Jan 4, 2019
Or deepest condolences to the entire family. Jim was always one of the good guys. Level headed as could be, but a great sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
Denelle maynard (Wellington, Co)
Jan 4, 2019
So sorry for your loss
We all love you
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Murril & Maxine Melgaard (Crosby , North Dakotas)
Jan 4, 2019
Sympathy and prayers to all Brodal family's
Cindy Lumsden Davis and Family (Lakeville, MN)
Jan 4, 2019
Keeping all of you in our thoughts. We were so saddened to hear of your loss. Wishing there were not quite so many miles between here and there, we could be with you on Saturday.
Kamara Hall (Minot, Nd)
Jan 7, 2019
Rip uncle jim.. I was blessed with only two uncles and one aunt.. Jen is my aunt my mothers sister. Jim has been in my life almost my whole life and man is it a life awakening loosing someone so dear... So kind.. As I sit and type this I cant think of a time that I actuallyslly got to sit and tell you how good you really were... I regret not saying and doing so much. He was truly one of a kind. I only am really got to see him on holidays because he was such a busy farmer now do I wish that I could have spent more time with him. But the time that was spent with you... was so special... You always came up to me and we're sure to ask how I was doing every single time you always show me love and I appreciate that so much I wish I could have told you when you are here. Keep looking down on us I love you Jim, Jen and Riley. Always
Mark & Trish Rossow (Huachuca City, AZ)
Jan 8, 2019
Please know that the entire Brodal Family is in Trish’s and my prayers, and we know that there is consolance in our faith. Our deepest sympathies.
Wendi Smith (Crosby, ND)
Jan 9, 2019
Jennifer and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wendi Smith
Bonnie (Dahl) Radtke
Jan 9, 2019
My sincere condolences to Jim's family and to the many friends and neighbors who will miss him.
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