Presthus, James "Jim" Byron, MD James Presthus, age 67, of Edina, MN passed peacefully in his sleep at home on July 31, 2020. A beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, colleague, and friend, he is preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Norma Presthus and grandson Benjamin Lukaska. He is survived by daughters Jennifer (David) Lukaska, Claire Presthus, and Anna Presthus; grandsons Hendrik Presthus and Nathan Lukaska; and brothers Paul (Linda) Presthus and David (Joleyne) Presthus. Jim was born and raised in Rugby, ND, the youngest of 3 boys. He went on to graduate from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and the Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, TX. He completed his medical residency in OB-GYN at the University of Minnesota. "Dr. P." was a leader in the Twin Cities OB-GYN community for over 30 years with a focus on minimally invasive surgery. He enjoyed teaching and sharing skills with other medical professionals all over the world. He will be remembered for providing compassionate and expert care to his patients. Jim was larger than life both in his love and stature. His storytelling, sense of humor, and giant bear hugs left a lasting impression on all who knew him. Other passions include trips to Disney World, his dogs, golf, buying in bulk, and the art of magic. The gifts he shared are beyond measure and everlasting. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held from 2-5 pm Friday, August 7, 2020 at Braemar Golf Course in Edina, MN. Please refer to for more information. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on August 5, 2020