James “Jim” Elkin, age 87, a lifelong resident of New Richmond passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. He was born the son of Art and Nina Elkin on September 19, 1931 in New Richmond. In 1949, Jim graduated from New Richmond High School and on December 31, 1951, he married Corrinne Hagen. He was a man of faith and was a member of First Lutheran Church most of his life. Jim loved his family immensely and proudly cheered on the New Richmond Tiger sports teams. He also enjoyed rooting for the Badgers, Twins and Vikings. Over the years, in his free time he hunted, fished and golfed. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Elkin; sisters, Elaine Stecker and Betty Dufresne. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Corrinne; children, Jeffrey (Karen) Elkin, John (Vickie) Elkin, Jacki (Mark) Aldous, James (Jackie) Elkin, Jr.; grandchildren, Brandt (Kim) Elkin, Tim (Ashley) Elkin, Kelsey (Jason) Kroening, Chad Aldous, Nicholette Rogers, Brittanna Rogers, James Elkin III, Kyle Elkin, Kaylynn Elkin; great-grandchildren, Bentley and Kendall Kroening; sister, Nila Rae (Jim) McGregor. Jim’s family would like to thank the New Richmond First Responders and EMT’s and also Regions Hospital staff for the wonderful care their entire family received. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 12:00 noon at First Lutheran Church (218 County Road K) in New Richmond. Visitation was also Saturday from 10:00-12:00 at the church. Private interment will be at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.