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Marvin Nelson


Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Marvin Eugene Nelson, age 80, of Harmony, Minnesota, passed away February 24, 2012, at Green Lea Manor, Mabel, Minnesota, where he resided since May of 2011.

Marvin was born July 4, 1931, in Barnum, Minnesota, to Carl and Orpha (Webber) Nelson-Hennager. He attended Barnum High School, and at age 17, he enlisted in the Army and served during the Korean Conflict. After serving in the Army, he lived in Delano, Minnesota, and worked as a farmhand until moving to Harmony, Minnesota, in 1962, working for local farmers as well as a milk can hauler.

On February 8, 1964, he married Lois Marlene McDowell in Cresco, Iowa. He continued working for local farmers as well as working at DECO Products in Decorah, Iowa for 18 years until his retirement in 1995.

Marvin is survived by his wife Marlene of Harmony; seven children, Daryl (Ginger) Brandt of Signal Hill, CA; Darcy (Marty) Kvam of Harmony, MN; Darin (Beverly Phillips) Nelson of Mabel, MN; Derek (Tracy) Nelson of Houlton, WI; Duane Nelson of Mabel, MN; Darla (Joel) Krutsinger of Mason City, IA; and Danny Nelson of Onalaska, WI; six grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters; six brothers and sisters, Eugene (Jan) Nelson of Rogers, MN; Gloria Gay of Lake City, MN; William (Laurie) Nelson of Milaca, MN; Martha (Donald) Waletzko of Zumbro Falls, MN; Richard (Yvonne) Nelson of Hastings, MN; and Mary Nelson of Mazeppa, MN; many nieces and nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents; sisters Lori Hennager, Alice Nelson, and Marge Romie; brothers-in-law Leonard Hennager and Rodney Gay.

Memorial services were held Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Saint Paul’s Lutheran (Big Spring) Church rural Harmony.

Burial will be held at a later date. Lindstrom Funeral Home of Harmony assisted the family with arrangements.

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