James F. Presnell, 93

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather James (Biddy) Presnell passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

He was born on December 7, 1927 to Hiram and Pearl Presnell at the family home outside of Craigmont, Idaho. He served in the US Army and was involved in the Korean War. He later married his beloved wife, Shirley Osburn on December 15, 1957. He went on to work Dworshak Dam and the fish hatchery for many years and then went to work for Steelman and Duff Construction until retiring in 1986.

His greatest love was spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Shirley of 62 years at their family home; a son Kenny of Craigmont, 4 Daughters; Marla and Robert Thomason of Craigmont, Carla and Richard Hoffman of Winchester, Darla and David Coursey of Craigmont and Deanna and Dana Thomason of Craigmont. He is also survived by his sister Eileen Pentzer of Winchester.

Family meant everything to dad. He felt truly blessed to have many grandchildren. He enjoyed watching them grow up and attending their many school activities. He also enjoyed his many great grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

Dad was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Hugh, Gene, Tom, Jack, Don (Muggins), Ralph, Jacob, and Ronald (Butch) and his sister Mary Sue Dawson and his grandson Colby Thomason.

Dad will be greatly missed by his family who loved him so very much.

Per dad’s request, there will be no service and he will be laid to rest at Fletcher Cemetery, Craigmont. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to

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