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Bert Nelson, 96, died February 28, 2019. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service which is Thursday, March 7 at 11:00 at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, Ellendale MN with interment following at the Pontoppidan Cemetery.
Bert was born on August 16, 1922 in Freeborn County to A. K. (Andrew) and Carrie (Lonning) Nelson. After attending Freeborn High School he married Ruth (Olson) from Hartland, and they farmed at Bath before moving to New Richland. They raised 2 children Allen Nelson and Sandra (Nelson) Rath. Following Ruthie’s death Bert married Ingrid Hansen and moved to Owatonna. Upon Ingrid’s death Bert married LaVerl Hansen. Bert enjoyed watching his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren show their 4-H projects, traveling, and watching Twins baseball.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Kenneth Nelson, Lorretta (Nelson) Marzinski, Donald Nelson; wives Ruth (Olson) Nelson, and Ingrid Hansen
He is survived by his wife LaVerl Hansen, son Allen and Jane (Burns) Nelson, daughter Sandra (Nelson) and Mark Rath. Grandchildren Dr. Kris Nelson and Mark Kinseth, Tracy (Nelson) and Tim Ignaszewski, Wade and Missy (Schroht) Nelson. Great grandchildren Cole and Lexie Ignaszewski, Alex Kinseth, Kaden, Kalli and Khloe Nelson.