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Albert Nelson
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1898
Moody County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1935
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA

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Man Passes Away

After an illness of several days, suffering intensely with plural pneumonia, death claimed Albert Nelson at his home about 12:30 o'clock Thursday morning, April 25. The afternoon of April 15, Mr. Nelson became ill and from then on grew steadily worse and all that medical skill could do was of no avail.

Albert Nelson was born on the farm his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Nelson had homesteaded, seven miles northeast of Dell Rapids, on the 15th of November, 1898. He had spent his entire life in this community. He was the youngest of a family of nine children.

On the 22nd of July, 1930, he was married to Josie Stillwell. They had recently purchased a home, which they had just redecorated and had planned to move into the day Mr. Nelson was taken sick.

Surviving are his aged parents, his wife, four brothers, James, Chris, David, of Dell Rapids; Peter of Trent; and a half-brother, Francis of Cara, Michigan; four sisters: Mrs. Emma Anderson, Mrs. Anna Anderson of Dell Rapids; Mrs. Mary Buttler of Turlock, California; and Mrs. Otelia Murray of Long Beach, California.

A funeral service was held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of deceased's parents and another service was held at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Dell Rapids at 2":00 o'clock in the afternoon. The pastor of this church Rev. J.K. Birks had charge of the service. Requested songs were…. by Mrs. M.A. Haven and a quartet composted of Mrs. D.H. Richardson, Mrs. Haven, Rev. Dirks, Lyle Culp.

The church was crowded to its utmost capacity with the many friends of Mrs. Nelson and family.

Interment took place in the Dell Rapids cemetery. John Hermanson was the funeral director in charge.

In the passing of Mr. Nelson Dell Rapids has lost another young business man. Since taking over the Peterson Oil Co. business several years ago, Albert has enjoyed a fine business. His integrity and square dealing built for him an ever increasing trade. He was always interested in any public enterprise for the betterment of the community. He was a member of the Dell Rapids Fire Department and other civic organizations and for the past five years served as chief of the former.

He had a host of close associates and friends who mourn the loss of another true friend.

Dell Rapids Tribune May 2, 1935
Family links: 
  Nels Nelson (1851 - 1935)
  Johanna Kristina Pedersen Nelson (1856 - 1940)
  Josie Stillwell Nelson (1898 - 1972)
  Peter J. Nelson (1887 - 1960)*
  Emma Nelson Anderson (1890 - 1984)*
  David Lloyd Nelson (1894 - 1979)*
  Othelia Nelson Murray (1896 - 1990)*
  Albert Nelson (1898 - 1935)
  Francis Nelson (1906 - 1980)*
*Calculated relationship
Dell Rapids Cemetery
Dell Rapids
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: 12-17-2
Created by: dells
Record added: Aug 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15309880
Albert Nelson
Added by: dells
Albert Nelson
Added by: dells
Albert Nelson
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