James Nilsson Obituary
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In Memory of

James William Nilsson

June 8, 1924 - December 26, 2015
Obituary

James W. Nilsson, 91, passed away December 26, 2015 at Green Hills Health Care Center. He was preceded in death by his parents (Axel Daniel Nilsson and Constance Catherine Smitheram), daughter Rhonda Sue Kreamer (Scott) and sister Ruth Fitz. Those left to honor his memory are his loving wife of 67 years, Anna Louise Vogt Nilsson; his sons Robert (Donise), Paul and Bruce; daughter Beverly Lemme (Jim); son-in-law Scott Kreamer; grandchildren Doug Lemme, Sara Lemme, Katie Kreamer, Stephanie Kreamer and Matthew Nilsson-Johnson; sister Margaret Weaver; many nieces, nephews and friends. Jim grew up in Carleton and Monroe Michigan. He entered...
James W. Nilsson, 91, passed away December 26, 2015 at Green Hills Health Care Center. He was preceded in death by his parents (Axel Daniel Nilsson and Constance Catherine Smitheram), daughter Rhonda Sue Kreamer (Scott) and sister Ruth Fitz.

Those left to honor his memory are his loving wife of 67 years, Anna Louise Vogt Nilsson; his sons Robert (Donise), Paul and Bruce; daughter Beverly Lemme (Jim); son-in-law Scott Kreamer; grandchildren Doug Lemme, Sara Lemme, Katie Kreamer, Stephanie Kreamer and Matthew Nilsson-Johnson; sister Margaret Weaver; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Jim grew up in Carleton and Monroe Michigan. He entered the army after high school and served in World War II. After the war he went to school in Iowa City, where he met Anna Louise Vogt. They married in 1948 and moved to Ames, where Jim attended ISU, earning a master's degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering. He taught electrical engineering at ISU for 39 years. He became an IEEE Fellow in 1990. In 1992 he earned the IEEE undergraduate teaching award for inspirational teaching. He authored Electrical Circuits in 1983. In 1992 he was given an award for outstanding contributions to Addison-Wesley for the 4th edition of Electrical Circuits.

Jim loved teaching and traveling out west. All five of his children graduated from ISU.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Warren B. Boast Undergraduate Teaching Award at ISU's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at http://www.foundation.iastate.edu/give you will need to specify "I want to choose where my gift is designated " and in the notes section write "Warren B. Boast Memorial Fund 0516552". The other way is to write a check to "Warren B. Boast Memorial Fund 0516552" and send it to the Iowa State Alumni Association at 2505 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50010.

"Uncle Jim Nilsson was a wonderful man with a smile for everyone. He was a great role model for me. It was so much fun at Grandma and Grandpa's house when..." Sally Weaver (Traverse City, MI)

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