Jimmy Ray Douglas White, 46, died in Klinikum Nord in Nuremburg, Germany.
He was born March 3, 1973, to parents Randy L. White and Margaret Wagner White. Jimmy was raised by his mother in Furth, Germany. He attended school in Furth and, when he was 21, he traveled to the United States to meet his father, Randy; brother, Tom; and sister, Rindi, all of whom lived in Wolf Point. He stayed on the ranch with his father and stepmother, Joy, for a few months and then moved in to Wolf Point to work and live.
He had several new experiences while there: ranching, working construction, tending bar, hunting and getting his driver’s license. He then traveled to California before returning to Germany.
He married Anne Kirschdoerfer and they had a son, Andrew Tayrome White, born in 1997. Later, he and Anne divorced.
He met Jasmin Bauer and they married in June 2008. They raised Andrew from 2006 onward and were instrumental in encouraging Andrew to earn good grades and get excellent reports in school.
He had many interests, including bowling and kickboxing. He loved sports and was an enthusiastic fan of the Chicago Bulls and Formula One Racing.
Over the years, he worked as a lifeguard, tile installer, carpenter, janitor and cook’s helper. He was an idea man, always planning some project or way to create something.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Jasmin; son, Andrew; father and stepmother, Randy and Joy; sisters, Mickey Heiler, Carmen Guckenberger, Daniela Winter and Rindi White; foster sister, Deanna Youpee; and brothers, Harald Heck, Jonny Wagner, Enrico Florian and Tom J. White.
His funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Furth, Germany.