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James "Jimmy" Nielsen

January 2, 1950 — October 22, 2023

Sarasota, Florida

James "Jimmy" Nielsen

Age 73 of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 22, 2023 in Florida.

Born January 2, 1950 in Chicago, James Walter was a son of the late Walter Nielsen and Virginia (Mitchell) Herling.

Survivors include two daughters: Cheryl (Ken) McKendrick of Wilmington, Illinois and Angela Eartly (RJ Kaye) of Glendale Heights, Illinois; two grandchildren: Anthony Eartly and Alanna (Austin) Kletcke; one great grandson, Easton Kletcke; two siblings: Judy Doubleday of Oak Lawn, Illinois and Bobby (Diane) Herling of New Lenox, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Kathy Nielsen of Sarasota, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Walter Nielsen, and his mother and stepfather: Virginia and Richard Herling; his former wife, Donna Anderson, and one brother, Jack Nielsen.

Per his wishes, cremation rites are being accorded and there will be no services.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Jimmy's memorial page via social media.

Cremation services and arrangements are being made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington, Illinois (815) 476-2181.

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