November 26, 2021
James Edward Courtney was born October 29, 1931 to James M. and Dorothea (Bischoff) Courtney at the beginning of the Great Depression ...drought, dust and hard times were all Dad knew during his early childhood. This humble, meager beginning lit a fire within Dad to make everything he was involved in or touched "better!" Never one to fuss about the negatives of a situation, Dad looked at life through the lens that, with hard work and determination, things could be done better and smarter. He finished his earthly journey on November 19, 2021 at the Spearfish (SD) Canyon Rehab.