Ronald L. Nelson

Nelson, Ronald L. age 87, of Dayton, died Thur., Sept. 9, 2021 at his home. Ron was born Dec. 1, 1933 in Minneapolis to John and Emma "Curly" (Johnson) Nelson. He grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Patrick Henry High School. He lived in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and Seattle, prior to moving to Dayton Township in 1961. He worked as a carpenter; he was self employed for most of his career. On Sept. 22, 1951, Ron was united in marriage to Marlys June Westling in St. Louis Park. Ron enjoyed wood working, wood carving, painting, and spending time with nature in the great outdoors. He is survived by his children, Kathy (Russell) Fischbach of Coon Rapids, Mitchell Nelson (Karen Franson) of St. Louis Park, John Nelson of Foley, and Wade Nelson of Isle; grandchildren, Angela (Rick) Jansen, Becky Nelson, Nick Nelson, and Jami Nelson; 2 great-grandchildren; and sister, Sandy (Mike) Schoeben of The Villages, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Barbara Fast; brother, Jacky Nelson; and brother-in-law, Jerry Fast. A private memorial service will be held on Sept. 16 at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Annandale. Webcast of the service available on the funeral home's website. Memorials are preferred to The Wounded Warrior Project.