Richard F. Nelson, 82, Glenville

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 11, 2004

Funeral services for Richard F. Nelson, age 82, of Glenville, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. The Rev. Mark Wendland will officiate. Interment will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery in Glenville with military honors accorded by the Freeborn County veterans’ organizations. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Richard passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis following a long illness.

Richard Franklin Nelson was born Feb. 28, 1922, to J. Maynard and Evelyn (Krause) Nelson in Albert Lea. He attended schools in Glenville and Albert Lea. Richard served in the United States Army during World War II and was very proud to be a veteran. On Aug. 11, 1946, he was united in marriage to Esther L. Ericksen. Richard farmed near Glenville all his life as well as working road construction operating heavy equipment for many years. After retiring, Richard enjoyed going to their cabin in northern Minnesota and fishing and playing cards with friends and relatives. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Survivors include his wife, Esther; son, James and his wife Mary Nelson of rural Albert Lea; grandchildren: Jeannine and her husband Jon McCuskey of Mason City, Iowa, and Jeremy and his wife Belinda Nelson of Hayward; great-grandchildren: Jacob and Addison McCuskey; brothers-in-law: Emil and his wife Ann Oberg of Albert Lea, and Virgil and his wife Carol Ericksen of Folsom, La.; sisters-in-law: Marion and her husband Albert Hanson of Glenville, Audrey and her husband Marvin Olson of Edmond, Okla., Ann and her husband Pete Pavlian of San Diego, Calif., and Ramona Ericksen of Glenville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; son, Chester; twin sister in infancy; and sisters: Betty Oberg and Lavina Allison.

Richard will be greatly missed by all who loved him.