Funeral services for 61-year old Jim Shepardson are Sat, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Martin, SD, with Pastor Joshua Hillman officiating.
Burial will be in the Martin Community Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at chamberlainchapel.com
Bennett County Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
James Bruce Shepardson was born March 4, 1960 to Glenn and Phyllis Shepardson in Gordon, NE, and died May 3, 2021, at the Bennett County Hospital surrounded by his family after a 10-year battle with COPD.
He was raised out at Porcupine, SD, on the Shepardson Ranch and sincerely enjoyed the farm/ranch life. He began driving about the time he learned to walk and not being a real big guy, the memories of seeing him looking through the steering wheel on the truck sticks in the mind.
Jim attended grade school in Porcupine, Rockyford and Batesland, then graduated from Bennett County High School in 1978. He attended college at Chadron State College for a year then moved back to Martin to help his parents and brother Don run the Coast-to-Coast Store.
Jim married Jeannie Pritchett and they were blessed with two daughters Brittany and Jessica. In 1994 they moved to Fremont, NE, so that Jim could manage a building products store.
While in Nebraska, he was approached to train with Walmart. Jim moved to Colorado to pursue a career with Walmart and worked there for many years. In 2010 he transferred to Spearfish so that he could be closer to family.
2011 brought a stroke Jim’s way and after recovering from that he moved back to Martin. He sincerely enjoyed his little home in the country and the flowers and tomato plants were always his pride.
Jim is survived by his daughters Brittany and Jessica, mother Phyllis of Martin, brother Kenny (Adele) of Rapid City, brother Don (Lisa) of Brookings, SD, sister Judy (Matt) of Martin and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his father and his favorite Uncle Lloyd who had a very special place in Jim’s heart.