James (Jim) Stene – Obit

James (Jim) Stene, 74, Ada, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 23, 2021at his residence in Ada.

James Edwin Keith Stene was born on August 12, 1946 in Ada, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at the East Mash River Church in Rural Halstad, MN. He graduated from Ada High School in 1964. On January 23, 1965 he was united in marriage to Linda Lou Adkins in Ada, MN.

Jim worked as a farm laborer early on and throughout his life. He was always ready, willing, and able to help family and friends during harvest. He also sold furniture at Sethere’s Furniture before starting his career at the Norman County Telephone Company where he worked for 33 years. He enjoyed his time there with all of his co-workers immensely. He then went to work at Dee Incorporated in Crookston, MN as a machinist until his retirement.

After retirement he spent most of his time at the family cabin where he enjoyed pontoon rides with family and friends, and sitting on the deck watching the birds come in and feed. He was fascinated when a different bird would show up. He would dig into his book to research which one it was. He also had his friendly visitors that would swing by uninvited like the black bear that would come to clean out the feeders only to find a boot to the butt. He treasured his lakeside shenanigans and August birthdays with his partners in crime, Rodger Geddes and Rodger Pape. Jim was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling to name a few. He also enjoyed going to the local race tracks and was an avid NASCAR fan.

Jim is survived by his wife, Linda, Ada, MN; two sons, James (Cindy), Ada, MN, and Shane (Julie), Fargo, ND; daughter, Brittany (Ricky) Carrisalez, West Fargo, ND; sister, Peggy (Dennis) Gordon, Thief River Falls, MN;  brother, Brian (Tami) Stene, Inver Grove Heights, MN; sister-in-law, June (Mike) Stene, Detroit Lakes, MN; 4 grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Corder, Vilonia, AR, Brandon Stene, Ada, MN, Sam Carrisalez, West Fargo, ND, and Henry Carrisalez, West Fargo, ND; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Albin and Marjorie; and brother, Mike.

Funeral: 7:00 PM, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, Ada, MN.

Visitation: Two hours before the funeral at the church.

Burial: 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Ada City Cemetery, Ada, MN.

Please view our guestbook and share condolences online at www.fredriksonfh.com

Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Homes
Ada & Halstad, Minnesota