Jim Nelson (94) of Edina, Minnesota, passed away on November 8, 2023, due to complications of Alzheimer's and a broken hip.
Jim was born on March 28, 1929, to George and Viola Nelson in Detroit, Michigan. After graduation from West High School in Minneapolis, he went to the University of Minneasota and received his bachelor's degree in economics.
Jim met his loving wife, Dixie, during his junior year at West High S hool. Both attended the University of Minneasota, and shortly after their graduation, they were married in 1952.
Jim had a very successful career in marketing with 3M for many years.
Jim loved to play golf and spend time with his family and friends. After he retired, he and Dixie spent much of their time in Naples, Florida and returned to Edina in the summer.
Jim was a very devoted husband and father. He was a kind and generous man with a beautiful smile.
Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet. He is survived by his loving wife Dixie, daughter Nancy Ross (Kim), son Michael, grandchildren Kelly Ross, Cory Ross (Angie), Brooke Collins (Michael), Abby Cronkite (Walter Jr. IV) and 6 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caring and supportive staff at Aurora Senior Living, as well as Accent Care Hospice.