James D. Durkee, of Aurora, Colorado, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at the age of 37.
James was born to parents Robert and Diana Durkee on June 23, 1983 in Laramie, WY. He grew up in Wyoming, Minnesota and Colorado. James graduated from Roseville Alternative High School '01 and soon followed his life long passion in computer systems; that passion started when his maternal grandfather gave him his first computer in first grade. In Colorado he found his second passion of skydiving with many successful jumps.
James is survived by his parents, sister Kerri Dahl, grandfather Dale Ellis, nieces Hannah and Savannah Dahl, nephews Dakotah and Wentworth Dahl, seven uncles and their wives and numerous cousins and his two cats. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Minnie Ellis and paternal grandparents James and Leora Durkee.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, August 27th at 1:00PM at Drinkwine Family Mortuary, 999 W. Littleton Boulevard, Littleton, Colorado. An Interment Service will be held in Fergus Falls, Minnesota on September 4, 2020 at Knollwood Cemetery. The family is grateful for all the prayers and condolences.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.afsp.org in his name and memory.
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