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James Arnold Nelson

April 23, 1964 ~ April 17, 2020 (age 55)


A PRIVATE family funeral service will be held Monday morning, April 27th.  We will attempt to broadcast this funeral service on the Saether Funeral Service Facebook page


Due to the current limitations put in place for our health and safety, there is no public visitation and the funeral service is private for the family.  After the restrictions of the Corona Virus crisis are over, the family will be holding a public memorial visitation and funeral service in Jim's memory.  We hope you will attend that service this summer to show the family your support by your presence.   

James Arnold Nelson, age 55 of Kaufman, Texas died on Friday, April 17, 2020 at his home.  He was born on April 23, 1964 in Dodgeville to Marvel and Barbara (Vivian) Nelson. 

Jim attended the Pecatonica Area Schools in Blanchardville and Hollandale, graduating in 1982.  He attended DeVry Institute in Kansas City, MO.  There he graduated with a tech degree and later received his bachelor’s degree.  He worked as a software engineer in Dallas, TX.

Jim is survived by his parents, Marvel and Barbara Nelson of rural Hollandale; 3 brothers, Allan (Sandra) Nelson of Murrieta, California, Duane “Dewey” Nelson of Kaufman, Texas, and Steven “Oscar” Nelson of South Wayne; a nephew, James “Tyler” Nelson of Texas; one uncle, Otis (Terry) Nelson of Barneveld; 5 aunts, Linda Wolbeck of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Lauretta McMahan of Verona, Darlene (Todd) Galloway of Brooklyn, Karen (Jim) Strycharske of Barneveld, and Mari Jacobs of Reedsburg; and many cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, and his sister, Diane in 1986.

The family wishes to thank Pastor Kelli Fisher and the Saether Funeral Service staff for their help and prayers.  Jim suffered from PTSD.  There is help for PTSD in a book titled “Getting Past Your Past” by Francine Shapiro, PhD.

Due to the Corona Virus crisis Private funeral services will be held with a celebration of life at a later time.  Burial will be in the Perry Cemetery in Daleyville.  Saether Funeral Service of Blanchardville is assisting the family.  Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.saetherfuneralservice.com

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