James Edward Niedfeldt age 62 of Maiden Rock passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his home. He was born the son of Herbert and Inez (Mathiason) Niedfeldt on May 10, 1954 in Madison, SD. James graduated from Red Wing High School. In his younger years, he played baseball and enjoyed the sport all his life. James was owner/operator over the road truck driver for many years until his retirement. He is survived by his mother, Inez Niedfeldt, brother, Timothy Niedfeldt; sisters, Jill (Bill) Kohrs, Karen (Jerry) Stewart; step-daughter, Ashley Blackett along with her daughter, Ella Winkler; nieces and nephews, Nicholas Niedfeldt, Christopher Niedfeldt; Scott (Dixie) Kohrs, Melissa (Jeremy) McDonnell, Brianna Stewart; great-nieces and great nephews; other relatives and friends. James was preceded in death by his father, Herbert; fiance’, Shanna; sister, Judith; and sister-in-law, Brenda. A memorial gathering was held Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 3-5 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral Home in Maiden Rock. Interment will be in Andersonville Cemetery in Davisburg, MI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Maiden Rock.