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Harry Nelson 11/01/2021

Harry I. Nelson, age 79, of Star Prairie passed away from cardiac complications on Monday, November 1, 2021 at the Amery Hospital.  He graduated from New Richmond High School in 1960.  Harry served his country in the US Army and was awarded soldier of the month in 1963 in Germany.  In 1971, he earned his BS degree in History from UW-River Falls.  In that same year, Harry married Gloria Nelson at Zion Lutheran Church in Farmington.  He worked over 30 years as an engineer with Andersen Windows.  He designed the easy wash tilt windows. In retirement, winters were spent in Harlingen, TX at Dixieland Park where he developed good friends.  Time spent golfing, fishing and coffee with his buddies are things Harry enjoyed.  He is survived by his wife, Gloria; son, Christopher (Anita) Nelson; grandchildren, Nora and Max Nelson; bonus grandson, Gavin Peterman; sister-in-law, Ruth Nelson; other relatives and many friends.  Harry is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Mary (Aulds) Nelson; and brother, Marvin Nelson.  A memorial service was held Monday, December 6, 2021 at 11:00 am at West Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Visitation was also Monday from 10-11 am at the church.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of donor’s choice. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Mitch and Sue Kittel Posted November 3, 2021 3:50 pm

    So sorry to her that!

  • Bette Peterson Posted November 4, 2021 6:23 pm

    So sorry to hear that Harry passed..My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Rosa Mae Pennington Posted November 4, 2021 6:36 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Harry will be missed by many. Sincerely, Rosa Mae Pennington

  • Nancy C Swenson Posted November 5, 2021 1:07 pm

    We feel so sad about your loss.

  • Gary and Gayle Meyer Posted November 6, 2021 7:45 pm

    He will be missed . My dad and him Loved! To talk politics

  • Denise Pieper Posted November 7, 2021 12:00 pm

    Gloria and family,
    Sorry to hear about Harry. You are in my prayers.

  • Judy Morrisette Posted November 8, 2021 2:53 pm

    Gloria So sorry to hear this. Take care.

  • Garry and Gloria Russell Posted November 8, 2021 7:26 pm

    Gloria and family: our thoughts and prayers are with you. Harry will be missed.

  • Elizabeth Knutson Posted November 11, 2021 3:09 pm

    Happy memories of fast pitch softball back in the 70s with Harry. Our deepest sympathy to you, Gloria and family! Gary and Liz

  • Connie Schmidt Posted November 12, 2021 5:51 am

    So sorry to hear this. Our deepest sympathy Gloria and family.

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