James "Jim" H Nayes
1926 — 2021
James (Jim) Harvey Nayes, of Dousman, formerly of Jamestown, North Dakota, passed away peacefully September 17, 2021 at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 94. Jim was born November 14, 1926 on the family farm, Fingal, North Dakota to Lawrence Melvin and Mary (nee Deede) Nayes. He attended rural schools and graduated from Fingal High School in 1944. On August 27, 1950 Jim married the love of his life, Joan Nydahl. In 1945, Jim's father was injured in a farm accident; he then ran the family farm. Jim enlisted in the US Navy that fall. He completed basic training at the San Diego Naval Training Base and was assigned to duty on the Destroyer USS McKean. Jim volunteered for "Operation...