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Leonard Oliver Nelson
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Birth: May 16, 1926
Wadena County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 2010
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Leonard O. Nelson, 84, of Embarrass, died Tuesday Dec. 21, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Leonard was born May 16, 1926,,, in Wadena County, MN to George and Nora (Engen) Nelson. He attended country school in Wadena and later served with the United States Army during World War II in Germany, France and Belgium.

Following his military service he married Vernone Davis on Aug. 11, 1951, in Wadena, Minn. They moved to Babbitt and Leonard began working construction at Erie Mining Co. He retired from Reserve Mining as an auto mechanic. Leonard was a member of the Babbitt American Legion and the Babbitt Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was instrumental in founding the Northwoods Saddle Club.

Leonard's family was of utmost importance to him; he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great granddaughter. He also enjoyed farming and tending to his horses and cattle.

He is survived by his wife, Vernone, children, Marlys (Roger) Porisch of Embarrass, Marsha (Terry) LaCount of Hoyt Lakes and Bruce (Dawn) Nelson of Babbitt; six grandchildren, Adam McAllister, Jessica McAllister, Blair (Mark) Brandt, Rachel LaCount, Chelsea Nelson and Hannah Nelson; one great-granddaughter, Evelyn Brandt; and one expected great-grandchild; sisters, Edna Nelson, Geraldine Nelson, LaVina (Marv) Greenwaldt and Pearl (Tom) Veilleux; sister-in-law, Carole Nelson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Vernon and Darold.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora with the Rev. Patricia Gillespie officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Waasa Cemetery in Embarrass. 
Waasa Cemetery
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Feb 09, 2011
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