James Edwin Nelson passed away on November 18, 2012 in Aransas Pass, Texas. He was 66 years old. He was born to Edwin James Nelson and Arlene Dorothy Johnson Nelson in Vancouver, Washington on September 5th, 1946.
James was formerly of Marshalltown, Iowa and grew up on a farm near Chester, South Dakota. He loved woodworking, math, camping and traveling and was an avid reader.
James was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother Michael Nelson and his son Jeffrey James Nelson. He is survived by his ex-wife Mary Jane(Mines) Nelson of The Villages, Florida; son Terry Nelson (Marci) of Falls Church, Virginia; daughters Sara Nelson-Johns (Craig) of Prairie Village, Kansas and Laura Pearson (Brian) of Silver Spring, Maryland; sisters Jean Dodge of Inwood, Iowa and Janet Becker (Tom) of Colman South Dakota; grandchildren Connor Nelson of Falls Church, Virginia, Kate Nelson of Falls Church, Virginia, Seth Nelson of Falls Church, Virginia, Eliana Pearson of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Evelyn Johns of Prairie Village, Kansas.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church in Colman, S.D. at 3 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 4.