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James “Jim” O. Nesburg

James “Jim” O. Nesburg, age 82, of Redwood Falls, passed away on Saturday, June 20, at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. A private family Memorial Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 25, at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Services in Redwood Falls, with burial to follow in the Central Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Franklin.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Services of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelson-hillestad.com.

James Oscar Nesburg was born to Oscar and Sophie (Borth) Nesburg on March 18, 1938, in Renville County. Jim had served in the Army from 1956-1957. On April 5, 1958, Jim married Darlene Seehausen in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  Together they raised their children while Jim farmed in Renville County, worked at BF Goodrich in New Ulm, was a draftsman at Eaton in New Hope, and owned a hardware store in Danube.

On June 8, 1979, Jim married Martha (Schneider) Serbus. Jim was a carpet layer, then owned and operated Bird Island Liquor store and dealt blackjack at Jackpot Junction Casino. Jim was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Jim was active in the Danube Lions and Bird Island Lions.  He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, inventing and playing cards.

James (Jim) O. Nesburg is survived by his children: Jim G. (Jean) Nesburg of Spicer, Joan (Greg) Koskela of Chisholm, Crystal (special friend Bob) Kuemper of Bird Island, and Jason (Teri) Nesburg of Albuquerque, New Mexico; step-children: Russel (Suzanne) Serbus of Cleveland, Paulette (Steve) Nohava of Clearwater, Dean (Dawn) Serbus of Victorville, California, Rodney (Betty) Serbus of Granger, Iowa, Brian (Pat) Serbus of Redwood Falls and Curt (Belinda) Serbus of Stacy; Ex-Wife Darlene Knight of Redwood Falls; 30 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Sophie Nesburg; stepdad Ed Bulau; wife, Martha in 2016; daughters, Penny Lynn Nesburg and Carla Carol Nesburg; stepson, Bradley R. Serbus; brothers Roy Nesburg and Deryle Nesburg.

Blessed be his memory.


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