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July 2, 1953 - December 23, 2017
A memorial service for James Jaborski, 64, of Dickinson, will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel with Father Todd Kreitinger officiating. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be held at a later date in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Belfield.
Visitation for James will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson.James passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at CHI St. Alexius Health, Dickinson.
James Joe Jaborski was born July 2, 1953 in Dickinson, the son of Joseph C. and Ann (Simnioniw) Jaborski. As a young boy, he resided on the family farm northwest of Belfield. Although he struggled with cerebral palsy, Jimmy was active with the farm cats and dogs, watching barn cows from a distance and accompanying his mother with chokecherry adventures. Jimmy enjoyed the open space, the sun and the trees. During his childhood years, many Sunday afternoons were spent visiting neighbors where he was blessed with much kindness. At the age of 8, he moved to Grafton, ND to live at the Life Skills & Transition Center. In May 1989, Jimmy returned to Dickinson and entered Able Group Home where he has since resided. It was here, where he received continued support, love and heart-warming care. Jimmy enjoyed life with great enthusiasm and energy. He enjoyed watching birds, listening to music and going bowling. He was fond of Hershey candy bars, a fan of Marilyn Monroe, and he especially loved spending time with Judy’s golden retriever, Grace. Jimmy was always involved with recycling aluminum cans, cleaning the parks of liter, and he loved working with wood. One of his greatest joys was sanding wooden objects, used for art projects for the children and students he met at Head Start, Trinity Elementary East, The High Five Program and Camp Recreation. For 13 years he enjoyed bonding with the students who waited eagerly for his visits, a handshake, and a brotherly hug. Jimmy touched many lives and will be missed by those who knew him.Jimmy is survived by two sisters, Judith Babeck of Belfield and Janie (Ed) Goldade of Dickinson; nephews, Monte (Anjyl) Babeck of Bismarck, Jody Babeck of Belfield; Jared (Paige) Goldade of Sioux Falls, SD; and Jordan Goldade of Bismarck, ND; great-nephews, Hunter Babeck, Dalton Gartner; and great-niece, KennaDee Babeck.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: parents, Joseph and Ann Jaborski; one brother, Jerry Jaborski; and nephew, Sheldon Babeck.Jaborski James