- Funeral Date: 9/26/13
- Funeral Time: 2:00 PM
- Date of Birth: 6/14/29
- Date of Death: 9/23/13
- Funeral Location: Three Links Care Center Chapel - Northfield
James Robert Williams was born June 14, 1929, on Plum Street in Northfield to Claude and Elizabeth (Pagel) Williams. He graduated from Northfield High School in 1947 and in 1950, he began his career with Honeywell. Jim married Norma Jean Nelson on October 18, 1952, at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. After marriage they made their home in the Northfield area until moving to Minneapolis in 1963. In 1983, they returned to Northfield and in 1989, Jim retired as Parts Crib Manager for Honeywell after 39 years of service. In retirement he worked several years as a delivery driver for Northfield Tractor and Equipment.
Jim was a member of the Northfield Moravin Church. He enjoyed cars, motorcycles, old movies and especially being a grandpa and great-grandpa. He was kind, caring, funny, gentle, loving, very reliable and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Norma; his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Jeff Gjerdingen of Northfield; 5 grandchildren: Amy (Paul) Matthees of Winona, Andrea (John) Meehan of Owatonna, Benjamin (Tasha) Gjerdingen of Northfield, Beau (Donya) Gjerdingen of Houston, Texas, Blake (Tanya) Gjerdingen of Northfield; 8 great-grandchildren: Adeline, Grant, Hunter, Shania, Zachary, Natalie, Ephram, Alwyn; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jim passed away Monday afternoon, September 23, 2013, at the Three Links Care Center in Northfield at the age of 84.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Three Links Care Center Chapel with Rev. Janet White officiating. Honorary pall bearers are his grandchildren. Visitation will be at the chapel on Thursday one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com