Sailors, James Thomas age 83, of Nerstrand passed away, Thursday, November 18, at Regions Hospital. Jim began a nearly thirty-year career as an engineer and manager in field operations, including work with Philco and IBM. Before retiring from IBM, Jim founded Homeward Bound Christian Book & Gift, a religious bookstore that grew to have multiple locations and serviced churches of all confessions throughout southeastern Minnesota. He is survived by his children: Joseph, John, Timothy, Mary Mack, and his stepdaughter Roberta Hanson; nine grandchildren; his brother Gerald and sister Helen Sue Martz. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Paul, Robert, and David. A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Monday, November 29th at 10:00 am at Bierman Funeral Home, Northfield. Interment will take place in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements are by Bierman Funeral Home. biermanfuneralhome.com
James Thomas Sailors
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