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James W. Konter

June 13, 1941 ~ March 25, 2020 (age 78)


James Konter, age 78, of Nelson, WI passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Mayo Clinic Health System Nursing Home in Lake City, MN.

Jim was born June 13, 1941, in Buffalo County, WI to William and Florence (Frie) Konter. He grew up in the Fountain City area and graduated from Cochrane-Fountain City High School.

Jim was a member of St. Felix Catholic Church, Wabasha for many years.  He worked at various lumberyards over the years until his retirement from Bee Lumber Co, Nelson, WI.  Jim loved everything in nature and enjoyed biking, hiking, walking, and eating at Beth’s Twin Bluffs Café, J & J BBQ and the Nelson Hotel Bar and Grill.

James is survived by four sisters:  Joyce Timm, Loft, TX; Rita (Mel) Skillman, Milwaukee, WI; Donna Fox, Menomonee, Falls, WI; and Marie Konter, Menomonee, Falls, WI; sister-in-law Becky Konter; nieces:  Whitney and Gina; nephews: Brad, Andrew, Steve and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Robert, and two infant brothers: Gerald and Fred.

Private family services were held.  Interment was at Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, WI.

Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha, MN.  Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at

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