October 6th, 1937 – Thursday, June 19, 2008
The Peterson Chapel of St. Mic
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
Russell Nelson, 70, of Maple Grove, MN, died peacefully Thursday, June 19th, 2008 at his home, surrounded by his family, after an 18-month battle with cancer.
Russ’s Memorial Services will be held at Peterson’s Chapel, 300 Main Street North, St. Michael, MN on Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 at 11am.
Visitation will begin 1 hour prior to the start of the service.
The family will have a private burial in Manly, Iowa at a later date.
Russell A. Nelson was born on October 6, 1937 in Manly, Iowa, son of Bertha and Sam Nelson. Russell moved to Minneapolis and held a long career at Honeywell for 38 years. Russell was known for his commitment and dedication to his family. Russell made many sacrifices over the years and raised his children as a single parent most of his life with a focus to always put them first. His generosity, giving spirit, tremendous sense of humor and desire to always lend a helping hand made it a privilege to know Russ. He was truly a giving person and we will miss him terribly. We are happy that he has made his journey now to a better place and he is now at peace.
Russell is preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, Lavon, Leroy and Dale.
Survivors include son: Jeff (Karla) Nelson of Maplewood, MN; daughters, Teresa (Ruben) Jacobsen of Champlin, MN, Michelle Nelson (Steve Patnode) of Corcoran, MN, and Trish (Troy) Hamlin, of Maple Grove, MN; brothers; Dean (Margaret) Nelson of Buffalo, NY, and Verne Nelson of Finlayson, MN; grandchildren: Nessa Tullis, Nick Remer, Ryley and Sydney Blake and Bryan Nelson; and many other relatives and good friends.