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James Larive

October 30, 1946 — January 26, 2018

* Video Tribute Can Be Viewed Below * James E. Larive Sr., age 71 of Belle Fourche, died Friday, January 26, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. A celebration of his life will take place 10:30am Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. Inurnment will be held in Rosehill Cemetery, in Spearfish. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. James Eugene Larive was born October 30, 1946 in Custer, South Dakota. He was the son of Robert and Mary Lou (Solaas) Larive. Jim grew up in Spearfish, where he graduated from high school in 1966. After attending Black Hills State University for one year, Jim moved with his family to Illinois, where he lived for several years. On August 8, 1970, he was united in marriage to Carol Tetrault in Bourbonnais, IL. To this union, three sons were born: James, Justin, and Jody. In 1986 the family moved to Spearfish. In 1990, Jim and Carol moved to Belle Fourche, where they have lived since. Jim worked many years in maintenance and for eight years he worked at the Walmart located in Spearfish. Jim was born with a creative and musical talent. He loved music before he could walk. He wrote several songs, played in many bands, and enjoyed entertaining many people in his lifetime. He was a talented oil painter and he created many painting and pencil sketches as well. Mechanics, arts, and music will live on in his three boys and his creative talent has been seen in his eight grandchildren. Jim enjoyed model trains, coffee, and he was a devoted Chicago Bears fan. Jim loved his wife and family very much and he especially loved his grandkids. Calling his mother was a daily activity that will now be missed so much. Jim was a wonderful, talented, and creative man and he will be missed greatly by his family and friends. Jim is survived by his wife, Carol of Belle Fourche; sons, James (Megan) Jr. of Belle Fourche, Justin (Teresa) of Newell, Jody (April) of Belle Fourche; mother, Mary Lou Larive of Spearfish; 8 grandchildren, Eugene, Leiloo, Shaina, Chasin, Lyric, Loki, Aurora, Mercy; 2 brothers, Gary (Debbie) Larive of Rapid City, Larry (Deb) Larive of Bradley IL; and 3 sisters, Connie (Glen) Nicholas of Spearfish, Carolyn (Daryl) Grusing of Belle Fourche, and Mary Beth (Alan) Kindsfater of Belle Fourche. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Larive; sister, Paulette Larive; and granddaughter, Peggy Sue Larive.   Celebration of Life 10:30 a.m. – Tuesday – January 30th, 2018 Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills Belle Fourche, South Dakota   Officiant Pastor Rick Brennan   Special Music “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art” Maggie Kindsfater, soloist   Urnbearers Adam Kindsfater                                           Eugene Larive David Kindsfater                                                Loki Larive   Inurnment Rosehill Cemetery Spearfish, South Dakota
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