Wayne James Obituary – Cause of Death: Longtime Elysian Firefighter Wayne Orval James Dies At 65.
Wayne Orval James of Elysian, died at the age of 65 on Saturday afternoon, June 3, 2023 at the Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Wayne was born in Waseca on April 4, 1958, to Donald Perry and Helen Florence (Powell) James. He attended school in Elysian then graduated from Waterville-Elysian High School with the class of 1976.
In 1978 Wayne was married to the love of his life, Teri Ann Nusbaum at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Waterville. He was a devoted member and volunteer for the Elysian Fire Department, the WEM FFA Foundation, the Elysian Chamber of Commerce, the West Bank Board of Directors, the Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Association (MOWA), was a talented and funny auctioneer, and an avid supporter of local schools, his obituary read.
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