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Ronald C. Nelson, of Mora, died on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at home.  He was 68 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be at 11:00 am. on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Emmanuel Baptist church in Mora.

VISITATION will be from 5-7 pm. on Wednesday at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

INTERMENT will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Ronald Carl Nelson, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on January 5, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. He was 68 years old.

Ron was born August 9, 1950 at Memorial Hospital in Milaca, Minnesota to Carl Elmer and Margaret (Carlson) Nelson. He graduated from Mora High School in 1968. He met Kathy Landwehr in St. Cloud and they were married on July 30, 1971. Ron and Kathy resided in Mora and in 1984 adopted their little girl Amanda.

He attended St. Cloud Vocational School, graduating with a Sales Management degree. He worked at National Bushing in St. Cloud for a year before returning to Mora to become the outside salesman for Mora National Bushing. For several years he was a motivational speaker at sales meetings for National Bushing, vocational schools, and other organizations. Ron was an active member of the Mora Lions Club for 20 years. He served as president, worked the Lions’ soup stop for the Vasaloppet, and the Lion’s booth at the fair. He also earned several top salesman awards during his career. He retired from work on May 6, 2016.

Ron’s passion in life was to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible. He was very active with his church, serving as board member, youth group leader, and adult Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed the friendship and fellowship that grew in his accountability group. Ron was a greeter, but not just a greeter at church, he was the handshake, the warm hello and the kind hug that endeared Ron to everyone whom he met. Ron was the friend to the stranger and the supporter to the friend.

Many summers were enjoyed camping on the road, until Ron and Kathy found their home away from home on the shores of Leech Lake. Ron enjoyed farming, deer hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren, Joshua, Troy and Bridget.

He was preceded in death by his parents; C. Elmer and Margaret.

He is survived by his wife Kathy; daughter Mandy; and grandchildren Joshua, Troy, and Bridget; sister Judy (Rod) Roberts; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Remember, Do Good Things.

29 thoughts on “RONALD C. NELSON”

  1. Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing this morning. Always had such great conversations with him whether it be about faith or business. Will be praying for you Kathy and Mandy as you grieve and celebrate his going home to be with Jesus.

  2. Kathy,
    our hearts are breaking at the lose of our dear, dear friend. We are so blessed to have met you and Ron. Ron was “one of a kind” warrior for Christ and it was a joy knowing him. Loved his great sense of humor and his mischievous smile. Ron will be really missed BUT never forgotten. May God hold you in His hands and comfort you .
    We are always here to help you , if needed. Love you both.

  3. Amanda and family, you are in our hearts and in our prayers as you grieve the loss of your father and grandfather. You are blessed with many friends and your family will be supported through these challenging days.


    Barbara and Matthew

  4. Will be “doing good things” in memory of Ron until I go home to Jesus, too. So thankful to have known him.

  5. Dear Kathy and Mandy, sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a champion for God and a man of God. We are praying for comfort for you and your family. It was a blessing to have known him!

  6. Kathy, and Mandy, we are so sorry for Ron’s passing. Praying for comfort and peace. We can all learn from Ron’s passion for sharing his faith, he was a great God Warrior!.

  7. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Nelson family. Ron has been such a strong follower of Christ.He will be truly missed by all! May you find comfort in the Lord and all your friends and family.

  8. I didn’t know Ron very well. He was a couple years ahead of me at Mora High. Loved his email forwards that I was privileged to see that he was a part of! I did know his parents; I was lucky to have worked for his dad in the C. Elmer Nelson insurance agency. Lost too young. Wonderful comments.

  9. Such a wonderful man! A great smile and always so interested in others. He will be missed. Kathy, Mandy and family, our prayers are with you as you walk these days. May God walk with you and give you peace.

  10. Kathy…we are so sorry for your great loss. We are praying for your peace and strength.

  11. Kathy and Mandy,

    We are so sorry to hear about Ron, he was such a happy go lucky person that you could meet. If there is anything that you need up at the lake please let us know.

    Lee and Julie

  12. Kathy, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ron. Are thoughts and prayers are with you. Coleen & Greg

  13. Kathy and Mandy, so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Ron was a true friend and great guy. He was always ready to have a cup of coffee and visit. We had the privilege and honor of seeing Ron twice a week for many years. Him and my Ron solved the problems of the world many times. And when Ron Alm came over they had the Ron convention once a week for many years. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. He will be missed by so many.

  14. Kathy,
    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I pray God’s Blessings, peace and comfort for you and Mandy. Ron was one man I truly admired. He will be greatly missed by every life he touched. I so enjoyed the small group time I spent with you guys. May the Lord hold you very close in the days ahead.

    Jim & Joey Kastenbauer

  15. I will always remember Uncle Ron for his true friendship with Christ. Listening to him give the blessing at every holiday meal, wedding, and family event always moved me to tears. I recall being a child and hearing Uncle Ron talk to God, and I will never forget that he was the person who showed me the true meaning of prayer. His relationship with The Lord was a testament. I can hear God saying, “well done, good and faithful servant”.

  16. Kathy,
    I am so sad to hear about Ron’s passing. He was such friendly, warm and caring man. We will miss him greatly. We will keep you and your family in our prayers and thoughts.

  17. So sad to hear this news … You are in our thoughts and prayers . This news has caused us to think of many wonderful memories of our childhood days ,many of which we spent together .

  18. Our deepest condolences to the family. I hope that in time the precious memories you’ve shared with Ron will help ease your pain as you remember the good times spent together. May our Heavenly Father hear the prayers of your heart and comfort you. Romans 8:26; 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Our loving thoughts and prayers. Ron will be dearly missed.

  19. Our prayers are with you Kathy during this time. So sorry for your loss and his promotion to heaven! He was a great guy and will be missed.

  20. Kathy and family

    We are so sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of Ron. He will be missed by all of us.

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