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Russell B. NELSON

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Russell B. NELSON Obituary
Age 91 53 year resident of White Bear Lake Russ was born in Minneapolis to Peter & Lena Nelson and passed away peacefully on December 24, 2013. Russ was a proud husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather. Preceded in death by sister Margaret Moore of Tamarac, FL & grandson Troy Brown. Survived by wife of 68 years, Dorothy; sons Russell (Marlys) of Waterloo, IA & Michael (Beth) of Aurora, CO; daughters Nancy (Dave) Kopesky of Maplewood, Mary (John) Helland of Tallahassee, FL, Sue El-Eid & Sarah Brown both of Oakdale. Russ had 21 grandchildren & 19 great-grandchildren, plus many other relatives & friends. Russ & Dorothy both served in World War II, with Russ serving in North Africa, Sicily & Italy with the Army Air Force. He was a 3M retiree, an active ham radio operator & active at Trinity Baptist Church. He was also a member of VFW Keep-Zimmer Post 1782. Funeral service Monday (12/30) 10:30 AM at TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH, 2220 Edgerton St., Maplewood. Visitation Sunday 3-5 PM at SANDBERG FUNERAL HOME, 2593 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul, & 1/2 hour prior to service at church. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Trinity Baptist Church. 651-777-2600 sandbergfuneralhome.com

Published in Pioneer Press from Dec. 27 to Dec. 29, 2013
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