Norman H. Nelson, 67, Magnolia, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at his home.
A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 6, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Full military honors were provided by the Luverne American Legion and VFW.
Norman Nelson was born March 28, 1948, in Adrian, to Harry R. and Annabelle (De Boey) Nelson. Norman graduated from Magnolia High School in 1966. He served his country in the United States Army, in Korea on the DMZ, from 1969 to 1971.
Norman married Carol Wallenburg on March 31, 1982, in Rock Valley, Iowa. The couple lived in Magnolia all of their married lives. Norman worked as a tool and die maker at Fey Industries, in Edgerton and most recently at Sudenga Industries, before retiring in March of 2011. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne and the Magnolia Fire and Rescue. He especially enjoyed spending time with his nieces & nephews, taking them fishing and attending their sporting events.
Norman is survived by his wife, Carol Nelson, Magnolia; a sister, Myrna Nelson, Luverne; a brother, Dan (Deb) Nelson, Magnolia; three sisters-in-law, Gertrude (Ronald) Van Veldhuizen, Rock Valley, Iowa; Wanita (Howard) Koedam, Larchwood, Iowa; and Arlene (Gary) Esselink, Hills; ten nieces and nephews, Deb (Don) Morrison, Tim (Naomi) Van Veldhuizen, Mike (Kristin) Van Veldhuizen, Deanne (Josh) Wallenstein, Brian (Kelly) Koedam, Darin (Jess) Koedam, Jason (Ashlee) Koedam, Steven Esselink, Jackie (Chuck) Black, and Aaron Esselink and ten great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his parents-in-law, Wilfred and Della Wallenburg.
Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.