|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1915, USA|
|Death: ||Sep. 15, 1999, USA|
Nels was born in Stephen, Minnesota. He passed away at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 4 days in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Funeral Services were held at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel in Robbinsdale, Minnesota on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. Officiating was Rev. Donald L. Hosten, from the Crystal Evangelical Free Church in Crystal, Minnesota.
Nels is survived by his wife Doris, daughter Marlys, and Sharon Verchota and her husband Jim, grandchildren, Abby, Manny, Michaela, Simon and Ben, sister Norma Dahlenberg; brother Vernon Gustafson, many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were: Wallace Hanson, Ivan Waterworth, Kevin Morris, Glen Lind, Carl Olson and Bill Fagerstrom.
"The Man Who Made the Wooden Toys"
The man who made the wooden toys
Brought joy to many girls and boys.
Some of the girls weren't so young,
Many of the boys lots of fights had won.
I spoke to my mom the other day,
And the car I gave my dad is there to stay.
So you see, it's not just the little girls
and boys that play.
About this man who made the wooden toys,
He knew the master Carpenter.
His life God filled with joy.
So as we say good-bye to Nels,
We know he's gone to a better some place else.
He left two daughters and his wife,
A son-in-law and grandchildren blessed his life.
When the resurrection trumpet blows
Nels will arise and to new heights he will go
September 18, 1999 Edith L. Berry
(Edith is a close friend of the family and she wrote this special poem.)
Glen Haven Memorial Gardens
Created by: Suzanne Erickson
Record added: May 19, 2006
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