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Michael Scott Nelson

May 11, 1942 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Michael Nelson Obituary

Michael S. Nelson, age 81, of Annandale, died Thursday, September 28, 2023, at St. Therese of New Hope.

Rite of Committal will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 2, 2023, at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Michael Scott John Nelson was born May 11, 1942, in St. Paul. He was adopted and raised by Henry and Georgiana (Scott) Nelson. He graduated from De La Salle High School in Minneapolis. Michael served his country in the U.S. Army as a Radio Operator during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, he earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Minnesota. He lived in South Dakota, where he worked as a reporter. He then lived in southern California, working for NBC Universal Studios as a tour guide. He then moved back to Minnesota to care for family. While in Minnesota, he worked as a security guard for Per Mar Security, as a historic interpreter at Ft. Snelling in St. Paul and Historic Murphy's Landing in Shakopee, and as an insurance agent for Combined Insurance. Michael was a former member of the Chi Phi Fraternity and St. Ignatius Catholic Church.

He is survived by his nieces and nephew, Susan (Calvin) Lehna of Apple Valley, Sally (Rick) Goodsell of Eagan, Missy Myers of Avon, SD, and Scott Thesenga of Lonsdale; and many great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Nelson and Georgiana "Scotty" Nelson; an infant sister; and sister, Mariann Scott.

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Graveside Service
October 2, 2023

11:00 AM
Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery
15550 MN State Hwy 115
Little Falls, MN 56345

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