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Charles Nelson, 84

Memorial services were held for Charles “Chuck” Nelson, age 84, of Eagan, Minn. (formally of Alexandria, Minn.) on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Folden Lutheran Church in Vining, Minn. with Pastor Rud Wasson Jr. officiating. The music was provided by Ken Gunderson, accompanied by Violet Moen. The Military Honors were provided by Charles D. Center V.F.W. Post #3289 of New York Mills. Chuck was laid to rest in Folden Lutheran Cemetery in Vining, Minn.
Charles “Chuck” Norman Nelson was born on July 3, 1930 in Deer Creek. His parents were the late Anton and Ida (Landmark) Nelson. Chuck graduated from Deer Creek High School with the class of 1950. Chuck worked on the family farm until he was called to serve in the Army. He was stationed over in Germany, until called home for family reasons. On May 4, 1957 Chuck was united in marriage to Darlene Janice Gunderson at Folden Lutheran Church in Vining, Minn. Their marriage was blessed with a daughter, Lori. Chuck and Darlene made their home in San Diego, Calif. Chuck worked at General Atomics in the Nuclear Division until retirement. They then made their home in Vining, Minn. where they enjoyed retirement on a small “hobby farm” until 2000, when they returned to San Diego, Calif. to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren. Chuck and Darlene made their home in Alexandria, Minn. in 2007. Darlene passed away on November 5, 2013. Chuck then made his home in Eagan, Minn. with his daughter. Chuck enjoyed fishing, gardening, travelling, and spending time with family.
Chuck passed away peacefully on March 13, 2015 at Edina Care Center in Edina, Minn. at 84 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Preceding Chuck in death were his parents; wife, Darlene Nelson; sisters: Mae Carlson, Lillian Scheuring, Luella Raap, and Lavay Holten; and brothers: Clifford Nelson and Anton Jr.(Jan) Nelson
Chuck is survived by his daughter, Lori (Steve) Barnes of Eagan, Minn.; three grandchildren: Bryan, Ashley, and Christopher; many other relatives and a host of friends
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Folden Lutheran Church and the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are with the Belmont Funeral Home of Henning.
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