Fred Nelson obituary

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Saturday, April 29, 1933
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Fred Nelson was born in Otranto Township, Mitchell County, Iowa, April 29, 1881 and passed away at his home Saturday evening at 8:30, at the exact age of 52 years, after a lingering illness of over a year. He was baptized and confirmed at his home by Rev. Dedrickson, in the year 1905, and has been a faithful member of the Mona Lutheran Church, always willing to lend a helping hand.

On September 26, 1904, he was united in marriage to Carrie Johnson by Rev. M. E. Waldeland at St.Ansgar, Iowa.

Those surviving to mourn the loss of a loving and kind husband and father are his wife and six children, Ernest of Albert Lea, Morris, Harlan Clayton, Grace and Vernon, all at home.

He has resided in Mitchell County all his life and was a very industrious worker, an honest and upright citizen and was held in high respect by all. He was a man who by his life and profession could be called a Christian.

Three sisters and one brother preceded him in death. He has four brothers living, Peter, Chris and Mads all of this community, and Henry, who address is unknown.

Besides his immediate family and relatives, who mourn his loss departure, are 2 grandchildren, Erling and Gary Nelson, both of Albert Lea. There are also a host of friends who loved and respected him as a good neighbor and friend.

Our father has left us!
O, can it be true
One from us has been taken
That we loved like you!
His trials were many,
Heavy was his cross.
He bore them with patience.
His gain is our loss.
The time went so fast,
The years seemed so few,
But we are thankful to Jesus
We've had a dad just like you.
He's resting so sweetly,
Cold is his brow.
He's up there in Heaven,
In blessedness now.
He's patiently waiting,
To meet us up there,
With all of the angels,
Forever to share.

Funeral services were held at the late home Tuesday at 1 P M, and at the Mona church at 2 P M, Rev. Langehough officiating.- Contributed


We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and after the death of our beloved husband and father for the beautiful floral offerings, memorial wreaths, and to Rev. Langehough for his comforting message and the quartet for the beautiful songs.
Mrs. Fred Nelson
and Children