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Ronald John NELSON M.D.


1934 - 2014 Obituary Condolences Flowers
Age 80 of Maplewood Passed away peacefully on April 27,2014 Beloved Husband and Father, preceded in death by his loving wife Sandra, and brother James. Ron married the light of his life, Sandra J. Miller, in 1960 and the fairytale lasted for 42 years. They were blessed with 4 children: Douglas (Maureen) Nelson, Laural (Bill) Combs, Sheryl (Kris) Aurandt, Michelle (Paraj) Mandrekar and grandchildren: Gunnar, Alex, Logan, Echo, Nickolas, Megan, and Kiran. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed duck hunting and fishing. He had a great sense of humor and went out of his way to help others. We would like to thank Dad's special friend Donna who was an angel in Dad's life, and ours. Ron grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He graduated from The University of Minnesota Medical School in 1960. He interned at Ancker Hospital in 1961 and practiced in Osceola, Wisconsin. He served his country for 2 years in the Air Force as a flight surgeon. He subsequently entered private family practice in St. Paul in 1964. Dr. Nelson was instrumental in forming East Metro Health Organization (EMHO) in St. Paul. From 1983-1984 he was Vice Chief of Staff at St. John's Hospital in Maplewood, MN and was Chief of Staff in 1986. He was the President of EMHO and continued to hold that position until his retirement in 1997. He was a practicing family physician for 33 years at Maryland Clinic in St. Paul, MN and loved every minute of it! He is now in a happier place, and as he always said, "Next!..." In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the . Visitation at Wulff Funeral Home, 1485 White Bear Ave., St. Paul on Wed. April 30 from 4-8pm. Funeral service at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade St. N. on Thurs. May 1 at 11:00am, with visitation 1 hr. prior. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, St. Paul. WULFF 651-776-1555 www.WulffFuneralHome.com
Published in Pioneer Press from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2014
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