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Obituary: James F. Pyeatt


James F. Pyeatt, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather, and friend died on Friday, March 21, surrounded by his family.

He was born May 28, 1925 to JD and Eula Fewell Pyeatt. He was one of 12 children. He married Blenda Southard in Crosby, North Dakota.

Jim was an active member of the VFW. He was District 2 Commander, Quatermaster of post 7442, and the coordinator of the District 2 Honor guard burial team. He was active in the Voice of Democracy scholarship program. Jim was a veteran of World War II and he was a patriot who loved his country. He held many State and National appointments. He flew a flag every day of his life. He also was a member of the American Legion and was on the advisory board of the Redwood Multipurpose center.

Jim enjoyed summer days spent in the backyard barbecuing. He was famous for his barbecued chicken. He grew wonderful tomatoes and grapes, which he shared with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife Blenda, daughter Doni, son Steve, daughter-in-law Babette, four grandchildren, Chis, Craig (Sherrie), James, and Samantha, three great grandchildren, Amber, Nicole, and Jennifer. He was their special G.G. Pa. He is also survived by brothers and sister's, R.O. (Alice), Dudley (Gail), David (Mary), Johnnie (George), Eula (David), Martha, in-laws Joellen (Weldon), Onita (Bud), and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his mother, father, five siblings, and his in-laws Mac and Letha Lundy McPherson and two nephews.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held Saturday, March 29, at 2:00p.m. at the Magna VFW Post, 9057 West 2700 South. Friends are welcome to join in.