United Methodist Church, Montrose, MN
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Charles L. “Charlie” Nelson, age 71, of Montrose passed away at his residence on Friday, December 6th, 2013.
He was born on August 24, 1942 in Montrose the son of Charles W. & Nellie J. Rasmussen Nelson.
He was baptized and confirmed at The United Methodist Church in Montrose in October of 1942 and confirmed in the Christian faith on January 30, 1955. Charlie was a life- time, faithful member of the church.
On November 6, 1987, Charles L. Nelson and Connie Isakson were joined in holy marriage at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel. They enjoyed Twenty-six years of married life together.
Charlie was formerly employed for twenty-seven years as a Deputy for the Wright County Sheriff’s Department. He retired in May of 1998 as a Detective .
Charlie was passionate about everything he chose to become involved in. His friends, The Wright County Sheriff’s Department, Boy Scouts, his Church, Montrose Days,The Town of Montrose, Wright County Fair Board and Goldberg Bail Bonds. He had great hope for the City to fulfill the potential he felt in it. Most especially he cared for his family! He enjoyed each and every moment spent with everyone whether it was for one minute or a day.
His once a year fishing attempt, Memorial Day weekend, was 3 1/2
Days spent talking, laughing, fishing, canoeing, playing and most of all relaxing and enjoying time spent together. Building a cozy fire and holding hands.
Charlie had a great belief in our youth and thought each and everyone had potential. That’s where he focused on.
Through the years, Charlie would be thanked for various things that had changed a person’s life.
He was the voice of calm and reason. Thinking through his words before speaking. Charlie lived and breathed by a Scouts oath…”Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent”.
Survived by his loving wife: Connie; children: Peter (Carol) Nelson of Pine Island, Eric (Mee Lee) Nelson of Minneapolis, Scott (Jamie) Isakson of Watertown, Melissa (Derrick) Abraham of St. Joseph and William (Kristie) Isakson of Litchfield; fourteen grandchildren: Anthony & Kelly Weigel; Annabelle, Charles, Leland and Francis Nelson; Ramsey, Avery and Gabrielle Nelson; Matthew, Drew and Noah Isakson; Devon Abraham; Alexis and Dylan Isakson; soon to be a great grandbaby Weigel; a sister: Carol (Darrell) Jacobson of Wyoming, Minnesota; a brother: Edward (Ruby) Nelson of Richfield; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by an infant brother: Lowell E. Nelson, his parents and by a sister: Alberta (Roger) Engel.
Funeral services for Charles “Charlie” Nelson will be held on Thursday, December 12th at 1:30 P.M. at The United Methodist Church in Montrose.
Interment will follow at Kreidler Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 11th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Further visitation will be held on Thursday, December 12th at the church one hour prior to services.
Casket Bearers will be Jim Carlen, Peter Nelson, John Quirk, Doug Block, Kevin Triplett and Rodger Hessedal.