James Allen EDLUND

EDLUND, James Allen, 65, of Naples, FL, died at 2:25 AM Tuesday, October 30, 2012, in his sleep at his home in Naples, with his family by his side. He was born June 27, 1947, in Blue Island, IL, to Arthur and Margaret Edlund. Jim leaves behind a wonderful family, his beautiful wife, Suzanne, of 45 years; one son, Brooks; one daughter, Kim; and four grand-children, Ryan, Sydney, Jake and Reese. He also leaves behind a son-in-law, Andrew; daughter-in-law, Rene; two nieces, Krissy, Tara; and one nephew, Peter. Jim's brother, David Edlund, preceded him in death. Jim was a successful business man and entrepreneur, including President & Co-owner of Medi-Weightloss Clinics, a national company, headquartered in Tampa, FL. However, his real talents were his passion for life and the people in it. He loved hunting, fishing, golf and laughter. He was referred to by many, including his own family, as their best friend. At Jim's request there will be a celebration of life in his honor at his home in Naples, FL, in early 2013 so his family and friends can come together to tell stories and celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers or memorial gift, the family requests that you send donations in Jim's memory to the American Hemochromatosis Society (AHS) at www.americanhs.org Jim will be sorely missed by all and, without a doubt, will never to be forgotten.

Published in TBO.com on Nov. 4, 2012