Teddy Nelson, 66

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 20, 2010

A memorial celebration for Teddy (Ted) Laverne Nelson, age 66, formerly of Albert Lea, will be held at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home on Saturday, March 27, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., when family, friends and acquaintances can join together in remembering Ted’s life.
Teddy (Ted) Laverne Nelson passed away at the New Richland Care Center in New Richland on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. He will be greatly missed. Ted was born in Albert Lea on March 25, 1943, to R. H. Calvin Nelson and Anita Rosella (Mohr) Nelson and grew up there with his four younger sisters. He graduated from Albert Lea High School.
Ted married Carolyn Louise Pierson on April 20, 1963. While serving in the United States Air Force, stationed in England, Ted and Carolyn had twin daughters, Sarah Ann and Susan Marie. Upon returning to the United States after completing his service, Ted and his family lived in Albert Lea for a time and then chose to move to Glenville. A third daughter, Ann Marie, was born in 1974.
Ted is survived by his former wife, Carolyn Nelson of Albert Lea; daughters Sarah A. Nelson of Albert Lea, Susan M. Nelson of Thompson Station, Tenn., and Ann M. Nelson of Franklin, Tenn.; sisters, Sandra Berven of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Connie Johanson and her husband Russ of Ramsey, Jeanne Jaspersen and her husband Dennis of Albert Lea, and Jeannette Cox and her husband Lee of Rochester; and aunts, uncles, many nieces and nephews and his lifelong friend, Robert (Cobb) Knutson, of Albert Lea.
Ted is predeceased by his parents and mother and father-in-law, Lyle and Lila Pierson, formerly of Albert Lea.
Family and friends may contact his daughter Sarah for more information at (507) 402-6200.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the caretakers who supported Ted during the past 17 years. It was often difficult and you all are truly to be blessed for your time and assistance.

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