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Ronald Leonard Nelson

December 1, 1933 ~ September 9, 2021 (age 87)


Ronald L. Nelson, age 87, of Dayton, died Thursday, September 9, 2021 at his home.

A private memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale. Rev. David Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Annandale. A webcast of the service will be available on the funeral home's website. Memorials are preferred to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Ronald Leonard Nelson was born December 1, 1933 in Minneapolis to John and Emma "Curly" (Johnson) Nelson. He grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Patrick Henry High School. He lived in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and Seattle, prior to moving to Dayton Township in 1961. He worked as a carpenter; he was self employed for most of his career. On September 22, 1951, Ron was united in marriage to Marlys June Westling in St. Louis Park. Ron enjoyed wood working, wood carving, painting, and spending time with nature in the great outdoors.

He is survived by his four children, Kathy (Russell) Fischbach of Coon Rapids, Mitchell Nelson (Karen Franson) of St. Louis Park, John Nelson of Foley, and Wade Nelson of Isle; four grandchildren, Angela (Rick) Jansen, Becky Nelson, Nick Nelson, and Jami Nelson; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Sandy (Mike) Schoeben of The Villages, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Barbara Fast; brother, Jacky Nelson; and brother-in-law, Jerry Fast.

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Private Memorial Service

Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale
305 Park St. E.
Annandale, MN 55302

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