James P. “Jim” Roshau, 67, Mandan, died Friday, September 7, 2018 at CHI St. Alexius, Bismarck. Jim’s Liturgy of Word Service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2018 at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, with Deacon Bob Zent presiding. Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Dickinson.

Jim was born July 8, 1951 to Harry and Magdalene (Reisenauer) Roshau at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dickinson. He attended and graduated from St. Joseph’s Grade School and Trinity High School.

He was married to Judy (Floyd) Roshau for 16 years. They raised three children in Dickinson until 1986, then moved to Mandan.

Jim worked for Hubbard Feeds as a Consulting Nutritionist in Bismarck for 24 years. He was passionate about helping his clients. Many friendships were made as a result. He enjoyed his involvement with the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association and was recognized for his vital service and support shown towards I-BAND (Independent Beef Association of North Dakota).

He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. Jim had the ability to make conversation and chat with anyone. For fun, he loved to drive his horses, work in his yard and listen to his music. His dog “Rez” was his true companion.

Jim is survived by three children, Camey (Fred) Fox, Red Wing, Minn., Nicole (Jake) Blake, Buffalo, Minn., and James (Christina) Roshau, Mandan; grandchildren, Marcus and Ashtyn Duerre, Buffalo, and Delaynee, Grace and Rafe Fox, Red Wing; brother, Kenneth (Cherie) Roshau, Dickinson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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He is a freelance journalist who has actively worked on various environmental issues. He had covered the Clean Water Act amendments and the Superfund legislation which ultimately became the basis for the Clean Air Act which was promulgated in 1990. After that, he also covered the Food Quality Protection Act which was promulgated in 1996. As a freelance environmental reporter he also delved into the oil issue in North Dakota which altered the energy portfolio of the nation. He is also passionate about the various climate changes occurring around us and has reported about the harmful effects of global warming on the environment.