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  • ID: I11566
  • _UID: 142E415C78FC4942966EB93929B429704A73
  • Name: Nels Henry NELSON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 MAR 1922 in Hazel, Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Death: 5 FEB 2011 in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Burial: 12 FEB 2011 Riverside Cemetery, St. Hilaire, Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Christening: 27 APR 1922 St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
  • Note: Sponsors: Mr/Mrs. Ole Odegaard, Inga Lokken, Louis Lokken
  • CONF: 1936 St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
  • Note:

    Obituary: TRF Times

    Nels Nelson, 88, of Thief River Falls, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Feb. 5 2011 at the Thief River Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am, Saturday, Feb 12 at Faith Assembly of God Church in Thief River Falls, with Pastor Joe Karow officiating. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery, rural St. Hilaire?.

    Nels Henry Nelson was born March 29, 1922 on the family farm near Hazel, the seventh of eight children born to Hannah (Lokken) and Nels M. Nelson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Pauli Lutheran Church and attended school in Hazel.

    Nels farmed for eight years before being drafted into the Army in 1944. He served with Company ?F? 347th Infantry in the Philippines and Japan as a Rifleman. Nels was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Army of Occupation Medal (Japan). He was honorably discharged in 1946. Nels was a member of VFW Post 2793.

    He farmed and worked construction until 1957 when he was injured during a cave-in. Nels was united in marriage to Kathryn Akin Dempsey on November 2, 1959. HE resided in and near Thief River Falls with his wife, two stepsons, Terry and Randy Dempsey, and two daughters, Jeannette and Karin.

    Nels enjoyed carpentry work, hunting, fishing, camping, yard work and gardening, listening to and watching the Minnesota Twins games, singing and spoiling his grandkids and great-grandkids.

    Nels graduated from the Thief River Falls Area Vocational Technical School with a diploma in welding in 1965. He worked as a welder and a welding supervisor at Arctic Cat from 1964 to 1983, until he retired.

    Survivors include his wife, Kathryn of Thief River Falls; stepsons, Terry Dempsey of Minneapolis and Randy Dempsey of Thief River Falls; daughters, Jeanette (Jeff) Eckstein of Thief River Falls, and Karen (Steven) Rost of Bloomingdale, GA; grandchildren: Charity (Rich) Koenig, Krischelle (Mark) Sides, Terry M. Dempsey, Philip Soutenberg, Kajsa (William) Mooney, Vanessa (Paul) DeHaan-Jungwirth, Marissa DeHaan and Slater Rost; great-grandchildren: Caedron, Mallorey, Liam, Evangeline, Macauley, Adrian, Abbi, Jacob and Julia; a sister, Evalin Wold of Miamisburg, OH; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

    He was proceeded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Norman Nelson, Raynard Nelson, Hazel Wedul, Nellie Farbo, Myrtle Erickson, Pearl Dicken and an infant sister.
    Obituary: TRF Times

    Nels Nelson, 88, of Thief River Falls, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Feb. 5 2011 at the Thief River Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am, Saturday, Feb 12 at Faith Assembly of God Church in Thief River Falls, with Pastor Joe Karow officiating. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery, rural St. Hilaire?.

    Nels Henry Nelson was born March 29, 1922 on the family farm near Hazel, the seventh of eight children born to Hannah (Lokken) and Nels M. Nelson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Pauli Lutheran Church and attended school in Hazel.

    Nels farmed for eight years before being drafted into the Army in 1944. He served with Company ?F? 347th Infantry in the Philippines and Japan as a Rifleman. Nels was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Army of Occupation Medal (Japan). He was honorably discharged in 1946. Nels was a member of VFW Post 2793.

    He farmed and worked construction until 1957 when he was injured during a cave-in. Nels was united in marriage to Kathryn Akin Dempsey on November 2, 1959. HE resided in and near Thief River Falls with his wife, two stepsons, Terry and Randy Dempsey, and two daughters, Jeannette and Karin.

    Nels enjoyed carpentry work, hunting, fishing, camping, yard work and gardening, listening to and watching the Minnesota Twins games, singing and spoiling his grandkids and great-grandkids.

    Nels graduated from the Thief River Falls Area Vocational Technical School with a diploma in welding in 1965. He worked as a welder and a welding supervisor at Arctic Cat from 1964 to 1983, until he retired.

    Survivors include his wife, Kathryn of Thief River Falls; stepsons, Terry Dempsey of Minneapolis and Randy Dempsey of Thief River Falls; daughters, Jeanette (Jeff) Eckstein of Thief River Falls, and Karen (Steven) Rost of Bloomingdale, GA; grandchildren: Charity (Rich) Koenig, Krischelle (Mark) Sides, Terry M. Dempsey, Philip Soutenberg, Kajsa (William) Mooney, Vanessa (Paul) DeHaan-Jungwirth, Marissa DeHaan and Slater Rost; great-grandchildren: Caedron, Mallorey, Liam, Evangeline, Macauley, Adrian, Abbi, Jacob and Julia; a sister, Evalin Wold of Miamisburg, OH; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

    He was proceeded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Norman Nelson, Raynard Nelson, Hazel Wedul, Nellie Farbo, Myrtle Erickson, Pearl Dicken and an infant sister.
  • Change Date: 16 FEB 2011



    Father: Nels Marius NELSON b: 27 MAR 1885 in Tranaplass, Norway c: 25 MAY 1885 in Norway
    Mother: Hannah Louise LOKKEN b: 11 AUG 1888 in Skjee, Norway

    Marriage 1 Kathryn AKIN
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has No Children Living NELSON
    2. Has No Children Living NELSON
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