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James Neilson

July 9, 1945 ~ February 3, 2020 (age 74)

Obituary

His Legacy… James Andrew Neilson Sr., 74, passed away February 3, 2020.  He was born on July 9, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan to John Neilson and Isabella (Potts) Neilson. Jim married the love of his life, Colleen Patricia (Murphy) Neilson, on September 11, 1964, in Detroit, Michigan.  Jim was a tremendous lover of all animals big and small, especially his dogs and wild birds. He spent many an hour building and installing birdhouses and feeders. He was a dedicated servant to Hamburg Township. His love of northern Michigan was eclipsed only by his love for his family.

His Family… Jim will be missed by his beloved wife, Colleen Neilson; he is the loving father of, James Jr. (Jessica), Rob (Katy), Ronda (Chris) Bergman, and Danielle (Jeremy) Thompson; dearest Papa to his grandchildren, Erin and Chelsea Bergman, Dylan and Liam Neilson, dear brother in law and uncle to many.  Master of Finnigan.  He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Isabella Neilson, and siblings; John Neilson, Isabella (Raymond) Johnson.

His Farewell… Jim’s family and friends will gather on Sunday from 2 to 8PM at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. His Community Farewell will be held on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 2PM (1PM Gathering) at Borek Jennings. Hamburg Twp.  Supervisor Pat Hohl will serve as celebrant. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for future designation.  Please leave a message of comfort for Jim’s family at 1-877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Sunday
February 9, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Borek Jennings Funeral Home- Hamburg Chapel
7425 E M36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Private

Borek Jennings Funeral Home- Hamburg Chapel
7425 E M36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Gathering of Family and Friends
Monday
February 10, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Borek Jennings Funeral Home- Hamburg Chapel
7425 E M36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Celebration of Life
Monday
February 10, 2020

2:00 PM
Borek Jennings Funeral Home- Hamburg Chapel
7425 E M36
Hamburg, MI 48139