James Craigmile

James Lee Craigmile, 64, died Nov. 19, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 106 Osage Ave, Bismarck.

A service livestream will be available for viewing at Good Shepherd’s Facebook page at the following link:


The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Parkway Funeral Services, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck. A prayer service will follow at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

James was born March 14, 1957, in Fargo, to Glenn and Norma (Dagoberg) Craigmile.

Growing up in Dilworth, MN, James graduated from Dilworth High School in 1975 and later the University of North Dakota (UND). On October 11, 1980, he married Carla Pleinis. To that union, two sons were born.

When he wasn’t with family, especially his five grandchildren, James enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, hunting, sport shooting, and golfing. He worked for GFG/US Foods for more than 30 years, first in Grand Forks and later in Bismarck.

Survivors include his wife Carla, of the home; his father and mother, Glenn and Norma Craigmile, Dilworth, MN; two sons, Alex (Traci) and Aaron (Ashley), all of Bismarck; five grandchildren, Aubree, Bennett, Olivia, Elliana, and Carter; brother, Mitch (Rita); mother-in-law, LuElla Pleinis; four sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Herb Pleinis.

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