JAMES ARNOLD NELSON, 55, of Kaufman, TX died on
April 17, 2020, with burial in the Perry Cemetery in
He was born on April 23, 1964 in Dodgeville to Marvel
& Barbara (Vivian) Nelson. Jim attended the Pecatonica
Area Schools in Blanchardville & Hollandale, graduating
in 1982. He attended DeVry Institute in Kansas City,
MO. There he graduated with a tech degree and later
received his bachelor’s degree. He worked as a software
engineer in Dallas, TX.
Jim is survived by his parents, Marvel & Barbara Nelson
of rural Hollandale; 3 brothers, Allan (Sandra) Nelson
of Murrieta, CA, Duane “Dewey” Nelson of Kaufman, TX,
and Steven “Oscar” Nelson of South Wayne; a nephew,
James “Tyler” Nelson of Texas; one uncle, Otis (Terry)
Nelson of Barneveld; 5 aunts, Linda Wolbeck of Detroit
Lakes, MN, Lauretta McMahan of Verona, Darlene (Todd)
Galloway of Brooklyn, Karen (Jim) Strycharske of Barneveld,
& Mari Jacobs of Reedsburg; and many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, and his
sister, Diane in 1986.