A Celebration of Life for James “Jim” Lee Wallenberg of Clitherall, was Sunday, February 5, 2023 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service in Perham.  Internment was at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 5 at Girard Union Cemetery of Henning.

Jim, age 72, passed away Monday, January 30, 2023. He was born to Bud and Arvilla (Jahnke) Wallenberg March 21, 1950 at Theil Hospital in Bertha. He was baptized April 16, 1950 and confirmed in 1968 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Bertha. 

Jim graduated from Bertha High School where he met Yvonne Zutter and were united in marriage 1968. Together they had two children, Jamie and Jennifer. Yvonne passed away in 1976.

Even as a little boy growing up on the farm, he would hear the trucks out on the road and would tell his parents, “I’m going to be a truck driver one day!”

He began his long truck driving career proudly driving over 5 million miles without an accident. Jim drove for Peterson & Biddick, Daggett, Evenson and Transport Designs and earned many honorable awards for professional trucking events.

Jim and Sherry Sydow were married November 9, 2010 and together they owned and operated Wallenberg Trucking. Jim’s dream finally came true!

Preceding him in death were his parents, Bud and Arvilla Wallenberg; sister, Jean Kupfer; brother-in-law, Dale Erks; father and mother in-law, Roger and Elaine Sydow; and sister-in-law, Michelle Sydow.

Jim will always be remembered by his devoted wife, Sherry; son, Jamie (Mary Jo) Wallenberg of Goodland, Minn.; daughter, Jennifer (Roger) Nickolite of Clitherall; grandson, Taylor Wallenberg; great-grandson, Oliver; step-sons, Aric and Kyle Fosse of Clitherall; sisters, Carol Erks of Circle Pines, Minn. and Susan (Dick) Wirta of Wadena; brother, David Wallenberg of Thief River Falls, Minn.; brother-in-law, Duane Kupfer; many nieces, nephews and friends including furry companions, MaGoo and Barney.

Jim was a man of his word, generous with others and a hard worker. He will be missed.