James L. Nauha, 70, of St. Louis Park, Minn., died unexpectedly Oct. 6 at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Careers included: Grain Inspector at Atwood Larson Grain Company, member of the Board of Trade at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange selling sunflowers and flax, Kellogg Grain, Victorian Grain, Con-Agra grain elevators in St. Paul.
He formed the "Accidentals" rock band, joined two city bands, sang
in the Lutheran Brotherhood Choir. He enjoyed volunteering at Ascension Lutheran Church, coaching youth sports, and was a volunteer policeman during the 1965 Fridley tornado. He loved baking at home and professionally.
His boyhood home was on Eighth Avenue in Two Harbors and later at Flood Bay with parents Leonard and Viola (House) Nauha, brother Robert Miller and sister, Gloria (Miller) Lindahl. During these years he hunted and fished trout in Lake Superior and local streams.
James is survived by his wife of 49 ½ years and high school sweetheart
Sue “Susie” Hoganson, and children, Thomas (Cherie) Nauha, Leslie
Gary) Udstrand, Christopher (Susan) Nauha, 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grand-children, whom were all so special to him.
A private family service will be held in the spring in his hometown of
Two Harbors, Minn. Please sign the guestbook at www.startribune.com