Robert Nelson, 81, Brainerd, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
He was born on June 10, 1923, in Brainerd, Minn., to Anton and Julia (Johnson) Nelson. He served with the United States Navy. He was a retired millwright having worked at the paper mill for 24 years. He was with the railroad for 13 years prior to being at Potlatch. He was a member of the Heritage Assembly of God Church in Brainerd since the age of 2.
Survived by his wife, Myrtle (Mays) Nelson, of Brainerd; his daughters, Patricia Nelson, of Brainerd, Mrs. Linda (Wallace) DePoppe, of Graham, Wash., and Mrs. Rebecca (Kenneth) Giese, of Cape Coral, Fla.; his sister, Bonnie Nelson, of Brainerd; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Colleen Marie Nelson; and his brother, William.
Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at the Heritage Assembly of God Church in Baxter with Pastor Mark Boone officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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