AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Eric R. Nelson, of Mora, died on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at his home. He was 81 years old.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on August 1, 2017 at the Pliny Cemetery at McGrath, Minnesota.
INTERMENT will be in Pliny Cemetery in McGrath.
All are invited to Northwoods, near Knife Lake after the graveside service.
Eric Ronald Nelson, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at his home. He was 81 years old.
Eric was born February 27, 1936, in Aitkin County, Minnesota. He married Donna M. Sullivan at the Lutheran Church in McGrath, Minnesota on December 10, 1955. They made their home in the Woodland area. Eric was husband to Donna for 54 years, dad to his five children, and “Poppy” to his grandkids and great-grandkids.
Eric worked as a roofer for 54 years and owned his own roofing business, along with his sons. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, Canada and Las Vegas trips, cutting wood, riding his four-wheeler, and going to meat raffles with family and friends. Eric loved to be outdoors and wanted to be outside any chance he could.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Donna; parents; brother Robert Nelson; sister Edith Dressel; and granddaughter, Megan Engblom.
Eric is survived by his children; sons Roland (Vicky) Nelson of Mora and Dale (Lynn) Nelson of Mora; daughters Sharon (Mike) Brant of Oakdale, Linda (Kevin) Olson of Mora and Tina (Dave) Engblom of Mora. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister Darlene Peterson of Mora; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.