Bradley A. Nelson, 58

Bradley Allan Nelson, age 58, of Dassel, died Friday, Dec, 20, 2013, at his home.

He was born Aug. 28, 1955, in Hutchinson, the son of Lona (Beach) and Joseph Nelson. Bradley was baptized Nov. 27, 1955, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, and confirmed at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato April 26, 1970.

Bradley graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School in 1973, and later attended Willmar Vocational Technical School to study culinary arts.

For several years, he spent time in Texas and Florida as a construction worker. 

An accomplished artist, Bradley enjoyed drawing, and practicing his culinary skills. He enjoyed fishing, the beauty of the great outdoors, and birdwatching. 

Brad had been an active member of the Dassel planning and zoning committee, and took great pride in his work.

He is survived by his father, Joseph Nelson; siblings William Nelson, of Dassel, Robert (Amy) Nelson of Litchfield, Jerad Nelson, Julie (Jeff) Holtz, all of Dassel, and Janeen McDonell (special friend Dennis Linden) of Hutchinson; nieces and nephews: Dylan Holtz, Katie McDonell, Andrea Nelson, Mitchel Larson, Devan Nelson, Aric Nelson, Logan Nelson, and Gavin Nelson; as well as by several aunts and uncles, and his personal caretaker, Connie Hurley.

Bradley was preceded in death by his mother, Lona Nelson, Feb. 18, 2006; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and two nephews, Joseph Nelson and Jeremy Holtz.

A memorial service took place Monday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. There was a time to gather with the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment of the urn will take place at a later date.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home, Dassel.

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