James Nelles Obituary

Graveside services for James R. Nelles, 84 of Scotland, South Dakota will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Rosehill Cemetery in Scotland. Pastor Brad Daniels will officiate, with military graveside rites by the Scotland American Legion and VFW posts. Honorary casketbearers will be David Nelles, Douglas Fiscel, Dennis Shulz and Bud Behl. Arrangments are under the direction of Goglin Funeral Home of Scotland.

James Robert Nelles was born on Saturday, July 1, 1922 in Scotland, South Dakota to Floyd and Agnes (Larson) Nelles. In 1942, he entered the Army Air Force. He served as a Sergeant with the 870th Bombardment Squadron in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater until 1945. James was united in marriage to Marian Elizabeth Macintosh in 1944 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. They were married for 48 years, until her death on November 22, 1992 at the age of 69. He was Treasurer of Montgomery County, Maryland from 1948 until his retirement at age 50 in 1973. They lived in Biglerville, Pennsylvania until 1990, when they moved to Scotland for the remainder of their years. In his earlier years, Jim enjoyed vacationing with his family and he loved to camp and fish until he was no longer able. He loved to read, especially Western novels and biographies about people that made history. He considered himself "Mr. Fix-It" and spent many hours tinkering in his garage and woodworking. Most of all, he treasured the time he spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jim died on Friday, May 18, 2007 at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland.

He is survived by three children: David (Nancy) Nelles of Delaware, Janet (Douglas) Fiscel of Scotland, and Donna (Dennis) Shultz of Madeira Beach, Florida; a daughter-in-law, Virginia Nelles of Chicago, Illinois; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and his loving dog, Shadow.

James was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Nelles, his son, James R. Nelles, Jr., and his parents, Floyd and Agnes Nelles.

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