Obituary for Bruce Nelson

Bruce Nelson, age 70 of rural Dennison, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday afternoon, July 4, 2017. Bruce Nelbert Nelson was born March 20, 1947, in Northfield, Minnesota, to Arthur and Margaret (Hanson) Nelson. He was raised on the family farm near Dennison and baptized and confirmed at Dennison Lutheran Church. Bruce was born with physical limitations and special needs. Through the loving care of his family Bruce spent his entire life on the family farm where he helped his father farm, and care for the animals. Bruce was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed […]

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Bruce Nelson, age 70 of rural Dennison, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday afternoon, July 4, 2017.

Bruce Nelbert Nelson was born March 20, 1947, in Northfield, Minnesota, to Arthur and Margaret (Hanson) Nelson. He was raised on the family farm near Dennison and baptized and confirmed at Dennison Lutheran Church. Bruce was born with physical limitations and special needs. Through the loving care of his family Bruce spent his entire life on the family farm where he helped his father farm, and care for the animals. Bruce was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed dearly. He enjoyed gardening, the Vikings, the Twins, John Deere anything, professional wrestling and going downtown Dennison to visit with friends.

Survivors include his nieces and nephews Pamela (Larry) Enfield of Dennison, Timothy (Tara) Nelson of Stafford, Virginia, David Nelson and friend Tammy Briggs of Menomonie, Wisconsin, Rebecca (Scott) Hoyt of Menomonie; special friend Janita Brehm of Menomonie; several great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Larry.

Funeral services will be 10:00AM, Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Dennison Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Valley Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Nelson, Craig Nelson, Stephen Nelson, Dale Nelson, Mark Nelson, Bryan Nelson, and honorary Joy Nelson. Visitation will be 4:00-6:00PM, Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday beginning at 9:30AM.

Memorials are preferred to Dennison Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

July 8, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Dennison Lutheran Church
37514 3rd Ave Dennison, 55018 Get Directions

Visitation

July 7, 2017 - 4:00 PM -

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial: July 8, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Valley Grove Cemetery
9999 55th St E Nerstrand, 55053 Get Directions

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