James Bales

James Bales

November 19, 1922 - March 13, 2021
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James W. Bales, 98 years, of Fremont, NE passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the Tabitha Journey House in Lincoln, NE.

James was born November 19, 1922 in Fremont, NE to Roy and Ida (Leister) Bales. He worked for the Burlington Railroad as a yard clerk until entering the U. S. Army during World War II from December 26, 1942 to January 6, 1946. He served with the division in the South Pacific. Shortly after returning from the war, James married Loma Moss on February 11, 1946 in Marysville, Kansas. The couple resided in Fremont their entire lives. He worked in construction, Sargent Feed Co. and Hormel Foods for 36 years. After retiring from Hormel, he worked for the Fremont Housing Authority for 18 years.

He was a member of Fremont Eagles Club, Golden Kiwanis Club, and St. Patrick Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Loma; son, Sterling “Stu” Bales; brother, Edward Bales; sister, Faye Wilson; grandson, Darrin Tourek; and granddaughter, Jade Bang.

He is survived by daughters, Linda (Ray) Dunn and Kelly (Ed) Brohimer; brother, Robert Bales; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Funeral Service will be 10 A.M., Friday, March 19, 2021 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Deacon, Dan Mueller, will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Moser’s.

Burial will be at Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established in James name.

Online condolences may be left at:

Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave., Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490
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  • Visitation

    Thursday March 18, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday March 18, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services @ Fremont
    2170 N Somers Ave.
    FREMONT, NE 68025
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  • Service

    Friday March 19, 2021 | 10:00am
    Friday March 19, 2021 10:00am
    Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services @ Fremont
    2170 N Somers Ave.
    FREMONT, NE 68025
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Deacon, Dan Mueller
  • Interment

    Ridge Cemetery
    FREMONT, NE 68025
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Joseph B. Bales

Posted at 11:16pm
I just heard of Jim's passing. All my condolences and prayers to his wonderful family! In our clan we have many characters and Jim was always one of my favorites. He was always quick with a joke and had an infectious laugh. Jim will be missed. Joseph B. Bales

Love, Stephanie & Dax, Jolene & Jack

Posted at 09:19pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in all the great memories he has left you with. We will miss him.
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Posted at 11:56am
When I was a newlywed, I bought the house next to Jim and Loma. That was close to 60 years ago and they were a fun family. So sorry to read that Jim has passed. My sympathy to the family. Don Dickmeyer

Tresa Cornelius Sewick

Posted at 06:16am
Kelly, Linda and Family,
We wanted to express our deepest condolences to you and your family during this sad time. We will miss your Dad very much as he was a loved friend/neighbor for over 43 years. Please know you are in our prayers. Alfred Wayne Cornelius, Tom, Tresa, Michael, Melissa & Taylor Sewick

Mike Steen

Posted at 10:53pm
Thanks for the memories... You made sure I had good times when we rode our horses together. I have several pictures of us
riding in Fremont parades. I'm guessing that it must have been 65 years ago. Rest in Peace... Mike Steen

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