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Leo Sherman Nelson

November 7, 1927 ~ November 13, 2021 (age 94)

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Leo Sherman Nelson, age 94 of Hibbing, died Saturday, November 13, 2021 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born November 7, 1927 in Milton, ND, the son of Joseph and Tilda (Axvig) Nelson, was a graduate of Northome High School, and a veteran of the United States Army. Leo married Helga Elsie Peterson on September 25, 1954 in Northhome, and they moved to Keewatin prior to moving to Hibbing 67 years ago. He was a longtime employee of M.A. Hanna working at both Butler and National Steel; he retired in 1989 as ta maintenance mechanic after 37 years of service. Leo was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hibbing, Sons of Norway, Midnatsolon Lodge # 158, the ROMEO breakfast group, and was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels for over 39 years. He was an avid gardener, loved playing solitaire with his special deck of cards, attending Army reunions, listening to the MN Twins on the radio, and the beloved Shepherding Group from Our Saviors. Leo’s most cherished time was spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Leo is survived by his wife of 67 years: Helga Nelson; daughters: Carol Nelson of Hibbing and Karen Kreibich of Otsego, MN; grandchildren: Jennifer (Victor) Poppler of Otsego and Heidi (Jake) Vanderbeek of Ely; great-grandchildren: Jacob, Jeffrey, Anna, Claire, Ruby; siblings: Doyle Nelson of Ely and Lorraine (Rusty) Seelen of Babbitt; brothers and sisters-in-law: Haldis Ruzynski of Coon Rapids; Elmer Peterson of Red Lodge, MT and Lee (Shelly) Peterson of Cambridge; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons: Brian and Bob; son-in-law: Randy Kreibich; a sister, and three brothers.

The visitation will begin Friday, November 19, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Anderson-Daniels Funeral Home in Hibbing. Visitation will continue Saturday, from10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hibbing. Pastor Kevin Olson will officiate. Interment, with Military Honors accorded by the Mid-Range Honor Guard, will follow in the family plot at the Hibbing-Park, Maple Hill Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Hugh Miller, Ossie Schock, Al Lipke, Jim Gillis, Mike Ruzynski and Victor Ruzynski. Honorary Casket Bearers will be the ROMEO Club.

Memorials may be directed to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or the Sons of Norway.

The Nelson family wishes to thank the staff of Fairview Hospice for their compassionate care.

Family services provided by Anderson-Daniels, A Bauman Family Funeral Home in Hibbing. To share condolences online, please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com .

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 19, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Anderson-Daniels Funeral Home
2030 First Avenue
Hibbing, MN 55746

Visitation
Saturday
November 20, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
501 East 23rd Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
501 East 23rd Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

Committal
Saturday
November 20, 2021

12:15 PM
Hibbing Park - Maple Hill Cemetery Memorials

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