Jason Nurnberg


Jason E. Nurnberg, age 47, of Forestburg, passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at the Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Sanborn County 4H Building in Forestburg. Burial will follow at Silver Creek Cemetery, rural Forestburg. Visitation will be 4-8 PM, Friday, December 17, 2021, at the Sanborn County 4H Building with a prayer service beginning at 8.

Jason Ernest Nurnberg was born on March 26, 1974, in Mitchell, to Doug and Elma (Hunter) Nurnberg. He was raised in the Forestburg area where he attended school through the 1st grade before attending school in Artesian where he graduated in 1992. Following high school, Jason attended Southwestern Technical College in Granite Falls, MN where he earned a degree in Robotics and Flexible Automation in the spring of 1994.

Jason began his working career shearing sheep and hoeing melons. He worked as a Maintenance/Automation Technician at several companies including Falcon Plastics, Twin City Die Castings, Hendrickson, and Graphic Packaging in Mitchell where he was employed at the time of his death.

He thoroughly enjoyed music, he was an avid guitar player and loved collecting Gibson guitars. For several years, he was a member of Scotty and the Melonheads which consisted of his brothers and a close friend. Jason’s love for the outdoors was infinite. His family and friends share countless memories hunting, fishing, and farming with him. Every year in June, he looked forward to his annual fishing trip with his buddies at Mobridge where many walleyes were caught, and stories were told. In 2017, he successfully harvested a nice bull elk in the Black Hills with his rifle. In 2019, he successfully drew his archery bull tag. He was again successful in his own mind because of all of the beautiful views the Black Hills had to offer. Unfortunately, this time he didn’t fill his tag. Above all, Jason loved chasing and hunting deer. Every year as the snow melted, he longed to go look for shed antlers so he could determine the location of the next Boone & Crockett buck he needed to put on the wall. His family and friends could always count on deer pictures from him on the famous e-mail address which he proudly owned.

Although never having children of his own, he loved kids, especially his nieces and nephews, always looking forward to spending time with them making another memory. He was a patient man who never had a lot to say. He was an excellent cook and his smile and laugh were contagious. His family remembers smiling and laughing simply because he was. Hands down his best quality was as a caretaker, especially for his mother following the passing of his father in 2011. He always made sure her requests and necessities were handled.

He was a member of the Forestburg Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his mother Elma of Forestburg; his three brothers, Russ (Kathy) Nurnberg of Watertown, Clint (Jeniffer) Nurnberg of Mitchell, and Scott Nurnberg of Forestburg; his nieces and nephews, Alex Nurnberg of Forestburg, Kala (Alec) Williams of Des Moines, IA; Kaden Nurnberg of Mitchell, and Taryn Nurnberg of Mitchell; one great-niece Millie; two great-nephews Jaxon and Tate; and many aunts, uncles, cousins; and a host of friends. He will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his father Doug; and one nephew Blake.