Jim Nolet

November 27, 1949 - August 7, 2014


Visitation: Visitation will be Sunday, August 10 from 2-6 pm at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton with family present from 3-5 pm.
Service: Memorial services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 11 at Canton United Methodist Church. A private family burial will be held prior to the service.

James Edward Nolet was born on November 27, 1949, to George and Helen (Fisher) Nolet in Bennington, VT. He passed away from pulmonary fibrosis on August 7, 2014 at the VA hospital in Sioux Falls.

At age 17, Jim enlisted in the US Navy. His sense of adventure led him to explore and work in Arizona and California before returning to Vermont.  Jim’s love of the outdoors developed early, hiking and hunting in his beloved mountains, fishing, and working 32 years for the SD GFP at Newton Hills State Park.

On October 7, 1978, Jim became “dad” to Lezlie and Kathy Jo when he married Terri (Edwards) Hammer.  Travel was a big part of their life together with the highlight being a journey to Alaska in 2004.

“Grandpa” was a man “who could fix anything”, played the guitar/mandolin, loved country music, TV game shows, fishing, and traveling. He was especially proud of his granddaughters and their accomplishments.

Jim is survived by his wife-Terri; daughters- Lezlie (Joe) Larsen and Kathy Anderson; granddaughters- Karlie Hammer (Tye VanderVorst), Alaina Hammer and Merrick Anderson; sister-Mary (Garfield) Gardner; brothers-Robert Nolet and Rick Genier; mother-in-law-Olive Edwards; and his beloved Scottie, Max.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and sister-Elizabeth Warren.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 10 from 2-6 pm at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton with family present from 3-5 pm. Memorial services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 11 at Canton United Methodist Church.  A private family burial will be held prior to the service.

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  1. Terri and family. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you at this time of grief. Uncle Jim will always be in our hearts and loved by us forever. Sorry for your loss. Felicia Zobel

  2. Terri and families.

    I wish to express my sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Char

  3. Teri and family, I am so sorry to hear of you loss. Jim was a fun person to be around and he will be missed by many.

    • Thanks so much. I really appreciate it. Jim was a pretty unique guy that didn’t realize how many people his life actually touched.

  4. Very sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. I work with Lezlie and we all mourn during difficult times together. Our thoughts and prayers.

    Natalie, Jason and Nathaniel Selchert