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Delvin George Nelson

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
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Delvin George Nelson

Delvin George Nelson of Preston, Minn. passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 (his 51st wedding anniversary) of respiratory failure, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Delvin was born on August 6, 1938 in Cresco, Iowa to George and Joye Nelson. He was raised on the family farm.

After graduating from Preston High School, he became a talented mason.

In 1962, Delvin marrieed his high school sweetheart, Pat Strahl. They resided in Preston and had two sons.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Delvin taught firearms training and was on the Kid’s fishing derby committee since it originated 51 years ago.

His sense of humor will be greatly missed.

As per his wishes, his body was donated to the Mayo Clinic, for educational purposes.

Survivors include sons Nick and Dave (brooke Knies and children) and grandchildren Luke, Kayla and Winona Nelson. Also, Marian Nelson, aunt Myrtle Bellingham and many special cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 28, from 1-5 p.m. at the Preston Servicemen’s Club.

Memorials are preferred to the family.


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5:01:11, Sep 23rd 2013

dianne krusmark says:
So sorry to hear of Delvins passing ,prayers from Jerry and I.


8:45:17, Sep 27th 2013

gayle leonhardt says:
We will not be able to attend the celebration of life service on Saturday. We will always remember the many years of camping and fun we had. Pat, Nick, and Dave and family, bless you all , and may you know we are thinking of you. Gayle and Sue.