Jim & Bonnie Nesbitt

2002 Commodore

Jim Nesbitt and First Mate Bonnie Nesbitt

Commodore Career: Education;
Educational Administration

Commodore Date of Birth: 4.15.1943 Commodore Hometown: Kenosha, WI

Siblings in order: Jim followed by 4 sisters. He was the only one who had a bedroom to himself.

First Mate Career: Registered Nurse; Nurse Practitioner; Nurse Educator

First Mate Date of Birth: 8.19.1946 Hometown: Belvidere, IL

Siblings in order: Bonnie is the middle of 3 girls; she is the typical middle child who tries to keep everything afloat.

Children 1: Sara, a librarian in Fort Collins, CO.

Children 2: Mike, who runs an outdoor education company in Ventura, CA.

Spouse: Keri, who is an attorney. Grandchildren: Miles, 9.29.2017

Date of Marriage: 6.29.1968

How did you and your partner meet? Knew of each other in high school; Bonnie was friends with one of Jim’s sisters; got together later. We both had to sow some wild oats first!

Commodore Hobbies and Interests: Golf, fishing, reading, hunting, biking, travel.

Commodore Community Involvement: Court Bailiff, USO, Crimestoppers, Gundersen Hospice, UWL L-Club.

First Mate Hobbies and Interests: Biking, reading, traveling, fitness attempts.

First Mate Community Involvement: Global Health volunteer; foot care volunteer; Professor Emeritus activities, Viterbo University.

Interesting Family History: Just your basic family history!

Tell the story of how you were asked to be a Commodore and First Mate: Jim thought he was asked to give ideas about how to run a golf outing. But he could not golf if he agreed to be Commodore!

One thing on your Bucket List: Grandchildren and travel!

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