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Roger J. Nelson

Roger J. Nelson

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Rejoice Lutheran Church in Clearwater for Roger J. Nelson, age 77, of Clearwater. Roger died Monday, July 9 at the St. Cloud Hospital due to injuries received in an automobile accident. Burial will take place in Zion Irving Lutheran Cemetery near Hawick, MN at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater.

Roger was born March 11, 1941 near Hawick, MN to Einar and Mildred (Wall) Nelson. He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1959. He was united in marriage to Diane Hegg on October 18, 1958. He worked at Nelson Buick, Holsom Bread and drove truck for Van Waters and Rogers. He was a member of the Litchfield Fire Department for 17 years.

After retirement, he moved to Clearwater where he enjoyed golfing and spending time with neighbors on Eagle Trace Golf Course. In his spare time, he enjoyed transporting cars for St. Cloud Toyota and volunteering at the local Food Shelf. He also enjoyed hunting with his sons, snowmobiling, cars shows, and riding his ATV.

Roger is survived by his children Tim Nelson of Champlin, Terry Nelson of Litchfield, Tori (Joe) Rogers of Litchfield and Trudy (Stacy) Heining of Atwater, grandchildren Emily Rogers, Nick Rogers, Kayla (Eric) Hulterstrum, Adam Johnson, Aria Nelson, Graham Nelson and Lara Nelson, sister Darlene (Math) Miller of Paynesville and sister-in-law Karen Nelson of Wyoming, MN.

Preceding Roger in death were his parents and brother DeWayne Nelson.