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Robert "Bob" Nelson

November 24, 1957 — April 1, 2018

Robert Bob Nelson, 60 year old resident of Sartell, MN, died Sunday, April 1 at his home in Sartell with his loving family by his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 5 at 12:00 P.M. at St. Francis Xaviers Catholic Church in Sartell. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 4 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls and on Thursday from 10:30 AM to 12:00 P.M. at St. Francis Xaviers Catholic Church in Sartell.

Robert Bob Nelson was born November 24, 1957 to the late Robert and Hilarion (Grell) Nelson. He grew up and attended school in Royalton, graduating with the Class of 1976. He married his high school sweet heart Carolyn Guck on November 24, 1979 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton. The couple made their home in Royalton until moving to Sartell in 1988. Bob worked as a correctional officer for the State of Minnesota for 31 years and retired in November 2013. He treasured his time spent with family and especially his grandchildren, Nicolas, Thomas, Izaac and Rayland. Bob had many hobbies that kept him busy including fishing and hunting with his great friend Rick, socializing with friends, and also being the crew chief for Nelson Motorsports which is their father/son/grandson race team. Bob loved spending time at the family lake cabin and he was an avid fan ofthe Twins, Vikings and sports in general. Bob was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone.

Bob is lovingly remembered by his wife, Carolyn Carrie Nelson of Sartell; children, Kirk (Andrea) Nelson of St.Augusta, MN; Andrea (Nicolas) White of Maple Grove, MN; siblings, Bruce (Pat) Gateley of Crosslake, MN and Bev (Bob) DeWaard of Johnston, IA; grandchildren, Nicolas, Thomas, Izaac and Rayland and many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Hilarion Nelson; father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Ginny Guck and a brother-in-law, Gene Traxel.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

4:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Little Falls

305 4th St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345

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Visitation

Thursday, April 5, 2018

10:30am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service - Little Falls

900 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

St. Francis Xaviers Catholic Church

308 2nd St N, Sartell, MN 56377

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