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June 12, 1950 - December 16, 2013

Greg was born June 12, 1950 in Spring Grove, Minnesota to Alvin and Eleanor (Trimble) Nelson.  He grew up in the Mabel area and graduated from the Mabel-Canton High School in 1968.  On February 1, 1969 he married Deb Sollien at the Hesper Lutheran Church.  They lived in Canton, the Mabel area, and then settled in Hesper where they have been for 40 years. He worked at the Mabel Creamery for 17 years, at Luther College as a boiler operator, NFO, TruValue, and American Home Patient.

He was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church, and enjoyed watching the Minnesota Gophers, Vikings, and Twins, their annual camping trips up north, fishing, crossword puzzles, Cribbage, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and the Hesper kids.

Greg passed away Monday, December 16, 2013 at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota after a courageous five year battle with cancer at the age of 63.

Greg is survived by wife Deb; sons Scott (Brenda Kuhn) of Stewartville and Rick (Stacy Storlie) of Stewartville; four grandchildren Amber (Jared) Bushman of Stewartville, Eric Nelson of LaCrosse, Anthony Nelson and Emily Nelson of Stewartville; 1 great grandchild Zoey Bushman; Mother Eleanor Nelson of Mabel; siblings Arlene (Terry) Olerud of Spring Grove, Charles Nelson of Spring Grove, Darlene (Dick) Juve of Decorah, Robert (Judy) Nelson of Mabel, Gary (Colleen) Nelson of Mabel and Marlene Nelson of Waterloo; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by father Alvin Nelson; 2 nephews Troy Folkedahl and Curt Wennes; sister in law Sandy Nelson, brother in law Gary Wennes.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa with the Reverend Matt Larson officiating.  Burial will be in the Hesper Public Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM Thursday at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper.
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