James Nordstrom, 44

James Adrian Nordstrom, age 44, of South Haven, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at his residence.

James was born March 3, 1971, in Mora, the son of Robert and Marie (Marchessault) Nordstrom. He grew up in Mora, where he was baptized and later confirmed in the Catholic faith.

Jim enjoyed playing hockey, hunting, fishing, and motorcycling. He graduated from Mora High School in 1989, and then continued his education by attending St. Cloud Technical College for Drafting.

He was united in marriage to Amy Peikert May 7, 1994, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Saint Cloud. The couple made their home in Saint Cloud until 1996, when they moved to a farm near South Haven.

James was employed at Ailie Construction in Dassel for 20 years as a concrete finisher.

He loved to spend time on the lake, attending swappers meets, and golfing. A hardworking man, James enjoyed doing things with his hands – from making things out of wood to working on the farm. He enjoyed the time he could spend with his family, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

Jim had a great sense of humor, could always make you laugh, and was very easygoing.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Nordstrom, of South Haven; children Cecilia (Jaibyne Braatz) Nordstrom of Dassel, Tarren (Bethany Grangroth) Nordstrom of Washington, Abigail Nordstrom of South Haven, and Jordan Nordstrom of South Haven; two grandchildren, Haylin Nordstrom and Mavis Braatz and one expected grandchild; and his mother, Marie Larson Nordstrom of Mora.

Jim is further survived by eight siblings, Paul (Denise) Nordstrom of Mora, Mary (Joe) Gruber of Saint Paul, Cathy (Chuck) Cole of Mora, Joe (Susie) Nordstrom of Eden Prairie, Chuck (Ranel) Nordstrom of Savage, Suzy (Mike) Swedin of Milaca, Richard (Jackie) Nordstrom of Mora, and John (Shari) Nordstrom of Cold Spring; as well as several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his twin infant babies, Breanne and Kyle; an infant baby girl, Paige; father Robert Nordstrom when he was 4; his step-father, Roy Larson; paternal grandparents; and maternal grandparents.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Dassel, with Fr. Joseph A. Steinbeisser officiating. Interment of the urn will take place at a later date at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Mora.

There was visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the service at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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