April 28, 1943-Nov. 5, 2018
James Ernest Church, 75, of Missoula passed away at St. Patrick's Hospital on Nov. 5, 2018.
James was born with his twin brother Robert on April 28, 1943, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Gordon and Betty Church. After graduating from Butte High School in 1961, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for four years. He attended Montana School of Mines and the University of Montana. He retired after 24 years as a groundskeeper at the University of Montana. Jim loved hunting, fishing, and playing softball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Timothy, and his loving dog Fang.
Survivors include his wife Nita "Stella," twin brother Bob (Jo Anne) Church, children Lance and Jennifer, grandchildren Kylie Marie, Austin, Devan, and stepdaughter Laura (Bill) Tripp.
The family will have a celebration of life at Poor Henry's in Clinton, Montana, at a later date.