Jimmy Samuelson, age 67, of Yankton and formerly of Bristol, South Dakota passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM, on January 8, 2022 at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster, South Dakota. Spring Inurnment will be in at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, June 17, 2022, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Bristol, South Dakota.
Jimmy was born July 3, 1954 in Bristol, South Dakota to Archie and Marlene (Schimmel) Samuelson. He grew up in Bristol and graduated from Bristol High School. Jimmy then enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany during the end of the Vietnam War. On July 28, 1984, Jimmy married Nellie Bock and had twin daughters, Crystal and Kari. Jimmy worked as a certified nursing assistant around the Bristol area. He was also a farm hand for several farmers and helped build irrigation systems. Jimmy moved to Yankton about five years ago. He was an avid fisherman and if he could, he would fish from sun up to sun down. Jimmy also enjoyed hunting and bowling. He was proud of his military career and loved to reminisce about the past. He loved his family and adored his grandkids.
Jimmy is survived by his two daughters, Crystal (Mike) Warnock of Yankton and Kari (Casey) Kralicek of Yankton; four grandchildren: Morgan, Emma, Damien and Hunter; one sister, Linda (Neal) DeBilzan of Madison, SD; several nieces and a nephew.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Katherine Samuelson.