James Randel (Nelson) Kivimaki of Minnesota

Posted 5/23/23

Former Huron resident passes away

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James Randel (Nelson) Kivimaki of Minnesota


VIRGINIA, Minn. — James Randel (Nelson) Kivimaki, also known as Stoney Hill, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2023.

He was born on June 27, 1949.

Jimmy was a religious, funny, well-loved man who absolutely loved music. He touched so many lives, he will be missed.

Jimmy is survived by his special friend, Penny Pernu; brother, Tim Nelson (Brenda Krouse); sister, Sharon Nelson (Richard Lyon); and sister-in-law, Mary Nelson.

Preceded in death by his wife, Sharen Kivimaki; his parents, Leo and Eleanor Nelson; brothers, Danny Nelson, Donny Nelson, Leo Nelson and George Nelson.

Jimmy’s family and I would like to thank Edgewood Vista for Jimmy’s well-being and to the special staff and friends he made.

A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Washington Manor Community Room in Virginia, Minn. Pastor Brad Felix will officiate.