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Edward M. Nelson 1887-1972


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/28/2011 at 17:36:42

Funeral Wednesday for Edward Nelson
Funeral services for Edward M. Nelson, 85, of Spirit Lake were held Wednesday morning at the Donovon-Leyson Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Carlson of the United Methodist Church officiating.

Mr. Nelson died Monday [August 28, 1972] morning at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Anna.

Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Estherville with the Donovon-Leyson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, IA, August 31, 1972)

Funeral services for E.M. Nelson of Spirit Lake were held Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Donovan-Leyson Chapel in Spirit Lake, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery at Estherville. The Rev. Wayne Carlson of the First United Methodist Church was in charge of the service.

Ed Nelson died at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, Aug. 28. He had been a patient there for about one month.

He was the youngest of six children, born at Estherville, on Jan. 8, 1887, the son of Peter and Bessie Nelson. He grew to manhood in Estherville, enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1909. He played the Baritone horn in the navy band, traveling around the world for four years. Upon returning to the states, he purchased the Ruthven Free Press newspaper and was active there for three years.

On Oct. 20, 1915 he was united in marriage to Anna D. Albert of Estherville. He spent several years working in his printing profession in different towns in Minnesota, spending 13 years with Brown & Bigelow of St. Paul and seven years with the Bureau of Engraving in Minneapolis. They lived 25 years near Brainerd, Minn. on Long Lake. Three years ago they moved to Lakota, Iowa and in June of this year came to Spirit Lake.

He leaves, besides his wife Anna, three nieces, Mrs. Vera Hanson of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Edythe Cawood of West Lafayette, Ind., Mrs. Rae Evans of Spirit Lake; one nephew, Earl Ogren of Lakota, Iowa and many other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Bob Ogren, Harold Ford, Earl Ogren, Rae Evans, Jay Ford and Jerry Turner. Special music was played by Mrs. Richard Ayres. (Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, IA, September 7, 1972)


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