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Earl K. Nelson

November 3, 1924 April 8, 2011
Earl K. Nelson
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Earl K. Nelson, resident of Trade Lake Township – Luck, WI died Friday, April 8, 2011 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN. He was 86 years old.

Earl was born on November 3, 1924 to Andrew and Mary Nelson in Trade Lake, WI. He grew up in the Trade Lake Community and lived his entire life there. He walked to the Trade Lake Baptist Church with his siblings each Sunday and attended the Trade Lake School walking or riding his bike the three miles. He farmed the farm that was homesteaded by his grandparents, John and Kajsa Nelson. Earl did carpentry work, painting and was willing to help others. He enjoyed working in his woods, deer hunting and seeing the other animals on the farm. He enjoyed country western music, his Allis Chalmers tractors, his children and grandchildren, and his friends. He served 52 years as President of the Union Cemetery. He took pride in keeping the cemetery clean, mowed and trimmed, dug graves with Carl Borup on three cemeteries and later his oldest grandson, Justin Hutton helped him with this work.

Earl met Lavonne Jenssen roller skating in Rush City, MN. They were married June 6, 1964 at the West Denmark Church by Rev. Harold Petersen. Her father, Fred D. Jenssen helped build that church which later burned down. They were married 47 years. This this union two daughters were born, Pamela in 1969 and Lori in 1973.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Mary Nelson; step-father, Olaf Christensen; brother, Maxwell Nelson; sisters, Rose Coen, Agnes Kreutzian, Ruth Hermansen and Amey Pederson; brothers-in-law, Mark Coen, Herluf Hermansen and Raymond Pedersen; step-sisters, Dorothy Shalin and Louise Gulbransen; nephew, Steve Hermansen, brother-in-law, Dick Kreutzian and wife, Lavonne Nelson on December 31, 2010.

Earl is survived by his daughters, Pamela Hutton of St. Croix Falls, WI and Lori Nelson of Balsam Lake, WI; his grandsons, Justin Hutton of Seattle, WA and Brandon Hutton of St. Croix Falls; sister-in-law, Doris Nelson of Osceola; nieces, nephews, several cousins and friends.

Visitation for Earl will be held Wednesday, April 13 from 4-7:00PM at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic.

Interment at Union Cemetery in Trade Lake will be private.

Online condolences may be left at Please continue to check this website for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475.

Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, WI has been entrusted with arrangements.

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