Victor Nelson, 98, Albert lea

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 20, 2010

The funeral service for Victor E. Nelson of Albert Lea will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Albert Lea. The Rev. Bob Weniger will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour before service at the church. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Albert Lea. Donations are preferred to Calvary Baptist Church.
Victor died Friday, March 19, 2010, at his home in Albert Lea. He was 98 years old.
Victor was born in Lake Mills, Iowa, on Sept. 5, 1911, the son of Narve E. and Amanda (Hanson) Nelson. He was married to Helene Olson on April 6, 1940, at Calvary Baptist Church. He had lived in Lake Mills, Iowa, Spencer, S.D., and Owatonna before moving to Albert Lea in 1963. Victor was active with the Calvary Baptist Church. He worked at Interstate Power for 42 years as a heavy construction foreman. After his retirement, he continued to enjoy traveling to check on different substations and various power line construction.
Victor enjoyed working in his shop, camping, and going up north fishing. They spent 16 years wintering in Texas. He enjoyed traveling to Washington, where he helped build several homes with his son. Victor enjoyed salmon fishing in Washington with his son. Victor was very proud of his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Victor is survived by his wife of 69 years, Helene Nelson of Albert Lea; daughter, Lynette (Bruce) Emerson of Albert Lea and their daughters, Traci Emerson and Amy Lambertson, great-grandson, Jayden Emerson, great-granddaughter, Shaelee Lambertson; son, Rick (Kathy) Nelson of Port Townsend, Wash., and their daughters, Kim (Pat) Maher, and Kelly (Tony) Liske, great-grandchildren, Abigayle Liske, Emily Liske, Max Maher, Luke Maher and Hailey Maher; special friends, Louis and Arvella Henderson and family of Albert Lea; and nieces and nephews.
Victor was preceded in death by his parents; twin sister, Victoria Thompson; sister Irene Deneson; and brothers, Iver E. Nelson and Kenny Nelson.

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