Steven H. Nelson

October 1, 1943 - September 12, 2023

Obituary for Steven H. Nelson

Steven Henry Nelson, 79, passed away September 12, 2023, at home in Oak Grove, Minnesota to the most beautiful northern lights.

Steve was born October 1, 1943, in Des Moines, Iowa to Henry Alrik Nelson and Evelyn Irene Nelson, the second oldest of three children. After graduating from Des Moines Tech High School, he immediately enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17.He served from 1961-1965, schooling in Memphis, Tennessee to become an aircraft electrician tech and was honorably discharged as a lance corporal. In 1964 he met Nancy Scheler in California – originally of the Seldom Home ranch of Richwood, Minnesota. They married April 16, 1966 in White Earth, Minnesota, moved to Brooklyn Center, Minnesota in 1969, raised two children, Shawn and Michelle, and moved to Oak Grove in 1989. Steve was an avid fisherman and hunter who spent good portions of the last 20+ summers fishing walleye on Lake of the Woods with his kids & grandkids and taking annual deer hunting trips up north to the Steinmetz Farms with the grandkids & extended family. He also enjoyed traveling (cruises).

Steve is survived by his wife, Nancy; buddy, Bubba; son, Shawn (Marsha); daughter, Michelle (Steve); grandkids, Travis (Cori), Kelsey, Matthew, Stephanie, Alex (Ali), Jeremy, and Spencer; and great-grandkids, Jaxon, Emma, Lyndi, and Alora.

Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roger; and sister, Janet.

A private family burial service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a suggested memorial donation in Steve’s name can be made to Triniti Home Health/Hospice of Elk River.

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