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Harvey V. Nelson

March 5, 1942 December 14, 2012
Harvey V. Nelson
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Harvey V. Nelson, age 70, of Luck, WI, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012, peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends.
Harvey was born on March 5, 1942, at Rush City Hospital to Verner Carl Nelson and Rose Hazel Marie (Anderson) Nelson. He was baptized at Rush City Lutheran Church and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Blaine, MN. He grew up on the family farm outside of Rush City, MN, and graduated from Rush City High School in 1960. After graduation Harvey was in the National Guard Reserves and worked in the Twin Cities area.
He married his wife, Marilyn Louise (Berg) Nelson of Luck, WI, on October 2, 1965, and they were happily married for 47 years. Harvey and Marilyn resided in Blaine, MN, prior to moving to Luck, where Harvey worked at the Luck School District for many years. He opened up his shop, which was his home away from home, on Main Street in Luck. Harvey and Marilyn operated Harvey’s Woodworking and Refinishing for 25 years; his love for woodworking and refinishing antique furniture was known by his many customers far and near. He loved having conversations with customers both at the shop and at many antique shows he would haul his furniture to.

His hobbies included bowling, woodworking, mowing his yard, camping, vacations to Florida, Hawaii, Branson and many other places with family and friends, playing cards, listening to music at Skonewood, Luck music in the park, Lewis Music Jams and attending many grandchildrens’ events. He and Marilyn lived in Luck from 1971 to 1996 and they built their dream log home on the hill of Marilyn’s family farmland, which he loved so much. He was a member of the Luck Lions Club, Luck Lutheran Church, Planning Committee of the Luck Museum and Library, Luck Community Club and Luck Winter Carnival Committee.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Denny, his father, Vern and mother, Rose.
Survivors are his wife, Marilyn Nelson; daughters, Juanita (Pat) Dietmeier of Luck and Michelle (Brian) Doolittle of Cushing; 5 grandchildren, Nick, Brianna and Mireya Dietmeier and Marley and Madelyn Doolittle; sisters, Arlene (Bud) Ringer of Cambridge, MN and Loie (Dave) Denker of Isanti, MN; many nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Luck Lutheran Church, Luck, WI, on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck on Sunday, December 16, from 4 to 6:00PM and again on Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Online condolences may be left at www.rowefh.com . Please return to this website for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444.
Rowe Funeral Home of Luck, Wisconsin has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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