James Earl Louisiana - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

May 25, 1935 - March 3, 2022

James Earl Louisiana

Age 86, of Bloomington, formerly of Richfield. James grew up in Litchfield MN on the family farm. In 1953 he graduated high school and moved to the twin cities. He married JoAnn on June 24th,1961 and 3 children followed.

He worked at Onan Corporation as an electrical technician. He retired in 1998 after working there for 42 yrs. He was proud of the work he did. He was known as the guy who could fix anything and he helped family and friends avoid a repair man. He enjoyed camping and he loved music including polka, country and gospel. His grandchildren and great grandchildren brought him joy. He loved spending time with family and friends and was loved by many.

Survived by wife, JoAnn Louisiana; children, Susan Blazek (Rick Muller), David (Carol) Louisiana and Lori (Kevin) Jochim; grandchildren, Staci (Adrian) Eastwick, Tiffany (Chris) Perlt, Michael (Chandler) Jochim, Brian (Renee) Jochim, CJ Wilson (Priscilla) and Allison Sherwood; great grandchildren, Maddie, Kailee, Mollie, Emma, Annalia, Chevy, Eli, Jack, Vinnie, Owen, Mallory, Reed and Claire; brother, Harold (Karen) Louisiana; and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, John and Mabel Louisiana; and sister, Dona (Kenny) Schreiner.

Memorials preferred to Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington or American Heart Association.

1 Comment

  1. Jerome Frank Ide says:

    Sorry about Jim’s passing, just a wonderful person.
    My first day of work at Onan was under Jim’s arms. Jim was the best mentor I could ever have in a lifetime. Jim and I just hit it off right from the get go. It was always a good challenge doing 1st. Article Inspections, and Testing with Jim as great and wonderful leader. Jim and I had fun times building and testing some of the first experimental electric vehicle generators. A lot of good Friday lunches together. “Jim” just a jolly person to be with.
    Jerome Ide

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