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Jimmie Ray (Jim, Sascquatch, Big Jim) Fahlgren, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at his home in Polson, Montana as a result of natural causes.
He was born March 20, 1955, in Columbus, Montana to Daniel and Marvel Fahlgren (Harris). He grew up in Polson and after graduating from Polson High School in 1973 he enlisted in the Navy. Upon enlisting, he attended Corpsman School, and graduated in Twentynine Palms, CA. After returning from the Navy, he worked with Chub Pollmann at the Polson Golf Course as assistant superintendent groundskeeper. Shortly after, he moved to North Dakota and started work in the oil field as a roughneck. On March 31, 1979, he married Debbie Lynn McClanahan in Polson. Jim and Debbie traveled with the oil field until 1982, and then moved back to Polson to plant roots and raise their children.
Into the mid '80s Jim continued to work in the oil field, transitioning to a field mechanic in Alaska, where he made the best of the cold by catching halibut. Jim then went on to own and operate Finley Point Landscape and Irrigation from the late 80’s until 1996 when he went to work for Western Waterworks.
Jim was a proud Papa of three grandchildren, a loving father, son, brother, and friend to many. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors, creating memories and spending time with his kids and grandchildren. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Jim is preceded in death by his father Daniel Fahlgren, brother Robert Fahlgren, sister Bonnie Fahlgren (Lamon) and stepfather Ralph Harris.
He is survived by his mother Marvel Harris, daughters Carrie Jo Fahlgren (Prewett) and Jessie Fahlgren and son Harlan Fahlgren (Jess Northrup his favorite Broncos fan), and grandchildren Izayus Prewett, Cora Goodsell, and Connor Fahlgren. He is also survived by his brothers Jerry Fahlgren, Jeff Fahlgren, and Ron Harris and his sisters Karen Fahlgren (Hewankorn), Marlene Fahlgren, and Nicole Harris; along with many nephews and nieces.
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