James Bernard Furrow, 61, of Watertown, SD passed away on Sunday November 22, 2020 in Watertown at his home.
A Celebration of Jim's Life will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Elks Lodge at 600 W Kemp Ave., Watertown, SD 57201.
James Bernard Furrow was born on October 5, 1959 to James Wesley and Betty Darlene (Pastian)
Furrow in Billings MT the 3rd of 5 children. “Butch” known to his family and friends was active in Little
League Baseball and Boy Scouts. If he wasn’t winning the Pine Wood Derby for 1st place in racing or Best
of show for his car, he was pitching in the Championship Little League game with a cast on his foot.
Jim was always very active outdoors with his passion for hunting and fishing. Many trips took place with his
family to find the “Big” Buck or catch the “Biggest” Fish. Jimmy grew up in Billings, MT then moved in
1974 to Lavina, MT were he participated in Basketball and Track, graduating in 1978 from Lavina High
In the spring of 1979 he met and married Bonnie Stewart in Lavina, MT. To this union he had 3
children. The couple later divorced and Jim moved to Sioux Falls, SD where he met Melissa Sargent and
together they brought Jacob into this world. Jim worked various jobs from Seismic Graphing, to
warehousing and was last employed for Freedom Enterprises. When not working Jim enjoyed bird
hunting with his faithful companion Labrador Shelby. Jim had taught himself to be a wonderful cook and
loved a good BBQ.
Surviving Jim are his 4 children, Josh James Furrow, Jamie Nicole MacKinnon, Jason Ross Furrow all of
Calgary Alberta. His son Jacob Westby Sargent Furrow (Sam) of Sioux Falls, SD and 5 Grandchildren. His
siblings Pennie Schlepp of Laurel, MT. Brenda (Mike) Palagyi of Roundup, MT and P.Sean (Kathy) Furrow
of Laurel, MT., his only surviving Aunt Marian (Joe) Brunn of Billings, MT; and many nieces and
nephews along with his faithful campion “Shelby”.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his older sister Sherry Reinhardt, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Cremation has taken place with burial of his ashes to be brought back to Montana to be with his family
at a later date.