Warren Nelson

Warren Nelson

Warren G. Nelson, 90, of North Branch, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his residence.
Warren was born June 5, 1923, on the Nelson farm to parents Frederick and Ida (Peterson) Nelson. He attended Country School No. 5 in Oxford Township and later graduated from North Branch High School in 1941. Warren worked on the family farm after high school and also worked for Olson Fuel, cut ice and hauled milk for several years before he eventually took over the family farm from his father. In his later years, he drove school bus for North Branch Public Schools for over 20 years and also worked at Harleys Sod Farm. He married Della Larson Oct. 18, 1958, at the Trinity Lutheran Church Parsonage. Warren was life member of Salem Lutheran Church in Oxford Township, where he served as secretary/treasurer for many years. He loved fishing, old time dancing, deer hunting and gardening as well as the time spent with his three grandchildren. Warren died peacefully at the house where he was born surrounded by his wife and family. He will be remembered forever as a farmer and family man.
Warren is survived by his wife, Della; children, Randy (Coleen) Nelson, of Eagan, Darold Nelson, of Luck, Wis., Howard Nelson, of Bloomington, and Diane Nelson of St. Paul; his three grandchildren, Derek, Gretchen and Heidi Nelson; many nieces and nephews and friends as well as the family dogs, Blackie, Ruby, Izzy, Jack and Mickey. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Miranda, and brothers, Everett and Clifford.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch with the Rev. Rob Krajewski officiating. Music was provided by Deb Aulich as organist and Jon Ekstrom as soloists with Roger Nelson and Darold Nelson playing the trumpets. Casket bearers were Dennis Peterson, Randy Johnson, David Thorp, Tom Anderson, Lee Debele and Clint Lundeen. Honorary casket bearers were Bob Warner, Richard Anderson, Allen Ekstrom, Ellis Johnson and Gordon Peterson. Interment followed the service at East Oxford Cemetery in Oxford Township.
Memorials may be directed to East Oxford Cemetery or the donors choice.
Arrangements were under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Condolences maybe left at www.grandstrandfh.com

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