Erling (Bud) Oswald Nelson
October 4, 1920 - September 11, 2019
Erling (Bud) Oswald Nelson, 98, passed away on September 11, 2019 surrounded by loving family and caregivers. He was born October 4, 1920 in Rock Creek, Mitchell County, Iowa to Theodore and Tilda Nelson. Bud graduated from Osage High School then worked on the family farm until enlisting in the Army during WWII.
Bud met Arleen Lagervall on the dance floor of the Terp Ballroom, and they married in 1955 in Osage, Iowa. They lived in several states before settling in Jefferson, Iowa where they owned and operated the 4-N Drive-In until they retired. They were members of First United Methodist Church, and Bud was a lifetime member of DAV and VFW. His free time activities included traveling, camping and working on his rental properties. He and Arleen were active in their support of the WWll Memorial in Washington DC, traveling there with their son. Bud was currently a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and appreciated frequent visits from Dennis and the ministry staff.
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Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Arleen, and their son, Brad; also, by his parents, sister Joyce, and great-granddaughter Isabel. He is survived by daughters, Paula (Gary) Rabine and Rande (David) Garnett, both of St. Louis Park, Minnesota; grandchildren Abigail, Samantha, Alexander, Matthew, Brigitte, Joanna, Jon and Meri; great-grandchildren Olivia, Blake, Kevin, Gavin, Liam, Jackson and Elijah.
A memorial service will be held in Minnesota at Washburn-McReavey Edina Chapel at 11:30 am on Friday September 27. Visitation will be ½ hour preceding the service. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Condolences may be left on Bud's online guest book at https://www.washburn-mcreavy.com/ or mailed to Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel, 5000 West 50th Street, Edina, MN, 55436