Father Brian Mandel, of St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin, officiated at the inurnment and graveside service remembering Robert L. Nelson and Hazel M. Nelson Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at the Dassel Cemetery.
Robert Louis Nelson was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Dassel; and died Dec. 8, 2014, in Grass Valley, CA. He served in the US Army during World War II, and was a retired union carpenter.
Hazel Myrtle (Grande) Nelson was born Sept. 5, 1918, in Atwater; and died Dec. 5, 2007, in Grass Valley, CA. She enjoyed creating countless beautiful hand-stitched quilts.
Robert and Hazel were married Sept. 26, 1941, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin.
They are survived by a son, Robert, Jr.; granddaughter Natasha; grandson Robert III; great-granddaughter Jasmine; and a sister, Virginia Putman of Auburn, CA.