Chipper passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021 at his home in Plainwell.
He was born October 4, 1965 in Geneva, Illinois, the son of Philippe and Bonnie (Schroeder) Neslund. Chipper was a heavy equipment operator in the logging industry in Texas for many years. He enjoyed spending time on Facebook, operating heavy equipment, trucking and taking care of his dogs. Chipper loved his mother dearly.
Surviving are his brother, Phil (Katheryn) Neslund and his nephew Benjamin.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation has taken place.
Contributions in memory of Chipper may be made to the
American Cancer Society
Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation
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Offer Condolence for the family of James L. Neslund
November 30, 2021 at 3:34 pm
I don’t even know what to say. I only knew him for a year. But it was always a good time when he was around never a dull moment. RIP in peace Chippers. Until we meet again.
November 30, 2021 at 7:42 pm
gone to soon chipster. it was nice to reconnect on facebook and catch up on life and talk about the good old days. i will miss chatting with you. fly high my friend
November 30, 2021 at 9:06 pm
I am just in Shock Chip. I do not know even what to say. I bet your mom was waiting at the gate for you. Rest in Heaven my friend.
December 2, 2021 at 1:53 pm
Dearest Family of Chip, I had become friends with chip about a year ago on facebook. He was such a nice guy and seemed so full of life despite his trials. He was always enjoyable to talk to. For a person with the will power to live he was persistent. Even though I have no idea why the hospital would send him home breathing the way he expressed is unreal. For him to post while asking for prayers from all of his friends, can’t help but think of his courage and perseverance even while weak. God has plans for you my friend. I know all of your pain is gone and you are in a world that is unexplainable. If you are there, I know what lies ahead in heaven. May God Bless you and your family. One thing he seemed to have going on was to push through and continue. That is a quality many of us don’t have. Rest in peace and rest without pain Chip. To the family I am so sorry for your loss. I know the tears one can shed for this. I pray to the lord for you to have Chips strength to pull through and carry out his memory. AMEN
Amy Wheeler (Holden)
October 16, 2022 at 3:02 pm
Chipper would love your blunt words. How very nice of you to tell it like it really was for James, Chipper Neslund❤
December 6, 2021 at 5:49 am
so sorry for your loss Phil and family. chip was always fun loving, busy, full of life and laughter always followed. i remember the years we ran through the woods from our house on riverview dr to yours when we were young. my prayers are with you all.
Amy Wheeler (Holden)
October 16, 2022 at 2:58 pm
Chipper❤, it’s Amy Wheeler. Lester just told me you left us. I’m sorry we haven’t talked since two Christmas’s ago. I wanted 2 catch up with you and we should of then. You’ve been a lifetime friend Chipper & I’ll never forget your friendship with me. I love you man , & I’ll see you on the other side. ❤Amy
Amy Wheeler (Holden)
October 16, 2022 at 5:56 pm
Chipper its Amy. Lester just told me you left us You’re a loyal friend, & a kind soul. I will think of you often & remember our lifelong friendship. Thank you for loving me your whole life. I’ll miss you man. See you on the other side CHIPPER,❤AMY.
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