Larry Nelson, 73

Larry George Nelson, age 73, a Fort Myers resident, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, after a 16-month battle with cancer.

Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Fort Myers, FL.

The family will host a graveside service at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Watertown, MN at a later date and time.

The family would like to thank special caregivers Johan from Heart Body and Mind Homecare, along with Emmy and the entire Hope Hospice staff.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the family or Hope Hospice, Fort Myers: https://donate.hopehcs.org/.

Larry was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Ortonville, MN to the late Wesley and Avis Nelson.

He was a 1966 graduate of Glenwood High School (MN).

Larry served in the Minnesota National Guard.

He was united in marriage to Catherine Koloski at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood June 21, 1968.

Larry owned Precision Drywall Incorporated in Delano for 20 years. He retired from Arrow Building Supply in Watertown in October 2018.

Larry is survived by his loving family: wife, Catherine; three children: Melissa (Pat) Legg of Belle Plaine, MN, Jennifer (Darren) Schuler of Watertown, MN, and Eric (Holly) Nelson of Francis Creek, WI; nine grandchildren: Stephanie Schuler, Josh Schuler, Zachary Schuler, Benjamin Schuler, Claudia Schuler, Samuel Schuler, Camille Nelson, Cora Nelson, Grady Nelson; four siblings: Diane (Lu) Abel, Ronald (Kathleen) Nelson, Cheryl (Bill) Capp, Debbie (Kenton) Larsen; mother-in-law, Erna Koloski; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Avis Nelson; and father-in-law, Bill Koloski.

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