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Bradley W. Nelson, 55

Bradley W. Nelson age 55 of East Grand Forks, MN entered eternal life on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from injuries sustained in a farm accident.

            Bradley “Brad” William Nelson was born on November 6, 1957 in Grand Forks, ND the son of William and Carole (Mellom) Nelson Jr.  Brad grew up in East Grand Forks and attended East Grand Forks Senior High School graduating with the Class of 1976.  Following graduation from high school, Brad enrolled in the Diesel Mechanic Program at the Area Vocational Technical Institute in East Grand Forks, graduating in 1978.  On April 3, 1982 he married “the luckiest woman in the world” Beth Pederson in East Grand Forks.  He then worked for Amiot Trading Post.  Brad began employment with Curt Amundson Farms in 1979 and was employed there until the time of his death.  In 2000 he started Grand Marias Elk Farms and operated the Elk Farm until 2012.  He also worked for Radi Custom Woodworks for 8 years and was a self-employed farmer.

            Brad took great pride in preparing and cooking the Lenten Suppers at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and also cooking burgers for Heritage Days.  Brad was an avid sportsman, trapping; hunting; fishing and also was a gardener extraordinaire. Brad loved to see others catch a fish or shoot a deer even more than himself.

            Loving family members of Brad include his wife Beth; children, Kimberley Nelson (Travis McDonald) and Kyle Nelson (Marina Laughridge); parents, William and Carole Nelson all of East Grand Forks; siblings, Dawn Fowler of Maple Grove, MN, Charmaine (Mike) Munt of Alexandria, MN, Robert “Bob” Nelson of East Grand Forks, Brian (Michelle) Nelson of East Grand Forks and Bruce (Kari) Nelson of East Grand Forks; mother and father-in-law, Verdie and Laurie Pederson of East Grand Forks; brother-in-law, Brian Pederson of Moorhead, MN along with many nieces, nephews and 1 great nephew.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, East Grand Forks Heritage Village or Altru Cancer Center.

Blessed be the memory of Brad W. Nelson

Memorial Service: 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1515 5th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN

Visitation:   4:00 to 7:00 with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service on Friday, (Today) July 12, 2013 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and also 1 hour prior Memorial Service on Saturday.

Inurnment: Resurrection Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN


Arrangements by:  Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, MN

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