James Alton “Chip” Falconer, 56, died Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Edgewood Vista in Brainerd.
He was born on November 23, 1965 in Brainerd, MN to James and Mary Lee (Williams) Falconer. He graduated in 1984 from Brainerd High School. He began his professional career at JC Penney where he learned that his true passion for his work came from his desire to help people. He was a ‘salesman’ all his life but always liked to say that he ‘never sold anything to anyone’, he just ‘listened and by listening helped them understand what they wanted’ . His work at Radco for most of his career allowed him to do just that. Her clients and colleagues all quickly became her friends as they were drawn to her genuine heart and infectious sense of humor in her approach to life.
Jim “Chip” was always athletic ~ playing football in high school and playing softball in many local leagues throughout his adult years. He enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and hiking. In fact, his favorite vacation with his wife, Amy, was on the North Shore, exploring the woods, trails and streams. And Moondance! Who could forget his many years of escapades at Moondance?! He just liked people ~ wherever he found them. He turned all of his people into family, and they knew they could count on him to be there for them through good times (and there were good times for sure) and bad.
Chip was predeceased by his grandparents, his mother, Marylee “Fuzzy” Falconer, and his sister, Pamela (Falconer) Svendsen. He is survived by his father, James Falconer, Brainerd, and his sister, Jeri (Greg) Holst, San Diego, CA as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Chip is also survived and will be dearly missed by the many friends who became his family including Gene Haverkamp who was always there for him when he needed him most and Shellie Holbrook who was with him as a beacon of light when he was deceased.
A celebration of life will be held at the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be one hour before the service and lunch will be served immediately after the service for family and friends. continue to share the stories that have become the fabric of Chip’s life.
Nelson – Doran Funeral Home