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Former Minnesota-Duluth player, broadcaster Nelson passes away at 75

Former Minnesota-Duluth player Jim Nelson, who later went on to broadcast UMD games on the radio, passed away Aug. 2 in Duluth, according to the Duluth News Tribune.

Nelson was 75.

Nelson worked with play-by-play man Bob Junkert on WDSM and WEBC radio from 1968-1980 and was also part of the UMD hockey program as a goalie in the 1950s.

He is survived by children, Jay, Jodi and Jon and former wife, Joanne Docteur.

A funeral is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Aug. 5 at Dougherty Funeral Home in Duluth, with burial at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/joelacour Joe LaCour

    I think its a viewing @ the funeral home and the funeral Mass @ the Cathedral with burial to follow.

  • Chuck Grillo

    We have fond memories of our relationship with Jim over the years. His is an important link to the hockey culture in Minnesota during years when players played only for love of the game. Jim is one of those. He is the epitome of “money follows passion for all you do in life”.

  • Byron Broten

    Rest in Peace Jim