James McIntyre

James F. McIntyre, 87, Bismarck, passed away on June 30, 2022 at Missouri Slope Skilled Nursing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2PM, Wednesday, July 6 at Church of Corpus Christi, 1919 N. 2nd St. Bismarck, with Msgr. Patrick Schumacher officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM, Tuesday July 5 at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway with a vigil/rosary service starting at 7PM.

A service livestream will be viewed at Corpus Christi’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CorpusBismarck/ 

James was born to Owen and Margaret McIntyre on August 23, 1934 in Arena, ND.

He graduated from Wing ND High School and then Bismarck State college. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed at the Azore Islands and then at Medina Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He was in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for six years.

James married Wilma Backer on May 23, 1956 in Wing, they had three children, Jeffrey, Cynthia and Gregory.

He worked for the Bismarck State Fur Company and then was in management at the Bismarck Post Office before moving to Rugby as U.S. Postmaster, a position he held until his retirement. After retirement, he got into trucking and school bus driving.

James was a life member of the Rugby Knights of Columbus and a member of the Rugby American Legion. He volunteered many hours with the AA groups and the Rugby church and schools. He loved to fish and hunt.

James is survived by his wife, Wilma; children, Jeffrey (Cathy) Cynthia (Randy) Eckroth, Gregory McIntyre (Peggy Ziegler); grandchildren, Breann (Nikki) McIntyre, Kyle Eckroth, Jesse Eckroth, William (Amber) McIntyre, Joe (Lucy) Zimney, Dusty (Alesha) Zimny, Shannon (Sherri) Zimney, Savannah Arnot (James) and families; six great-grandchildren. He is also survived his brother, Robert (Agnes) McIntyre and family.

James was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters; Patrick (Norma) McIntyre, Hugh (Luella), Richard (Ann), MaryAlice (Al) Bouche, Rose (Junie Eide) and two siblings who passed in childhood.

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