Markson, James A. 'Jim' of rural North Branch, died on May 27, 2019 at the age of 70. Born on September 24, 1948, Jim was the son of Allen Markson and Jean (Hilden / Markson) Olson. Raised in North Minneapolis, graduated from North High and attended the University of Minnesota before enlisting in the Navy in 1971, as an alternative to getting drafted. He served 8 years in the Navy's nuclear submarine program. Returning to civilian life, he eventually settled into the job of inspector for the Hartford Boiler Insurance Co. Jim was an avid fan of many things and an equally avid non-fan of many others - never shy of sharing his opinions. He loved his family and he loved sports, of all kinds. Bowling, golf and softball brought him much happiness, but fishing was his passion, especially at Spectacle Lake, near Cambridge, MN, where the family has a small cabin. The fish in "Spec" can now feel a little safer! Jim is survived by wife, Carole; son, Chad Markson, & daughter-in-law, Shannon; grand daughters, Kala & Arriel; grandson, Luke; his brother, David Markson (River Falls, WI), and numerous relatives and friends. A memorial for Jim will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2pm at Theodore Wirth Chalet (Theodore Wirth Golf Course), Minneapolis. The informal event will be characterized by the sharing of stories.
Published on June 9, 2019