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Robert W. “Bob” Nelson

August 9, 1952 — February 9, 2022

Robert W. Nelson, 69, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.

Robert William “Bob” Nelson was born in Hallock, MN, on August 9, 1952, to William and Maxine (Moritz) Nelson. He grew up in the Kennedy and Karlstad, MN, area and graduated from Karlstad High School in 1970.

Bob attended the University of Minnesota Crookston for two years before transferring to North Dakota State University for another two years. In 1973, he married Susanne Bruggeman. Bob took a job as an agronomist and worked in Hallock and Glyndon with what is now CHS where he spent 30 years in management before retiring in 2018.

In 1998, Bob received a kidney and pancreas transplant from his sister, Becky. This gift allowed him to love and enjoy all of his grandchildren. Bob enjoyed fishing in any season and deer hunting in the fall. He could talk to anyone and in a short time find a mutual connection with a stranger. Most of all, Bob enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sue; children, Darin (Heather) Nelson, Ryan (Suzy) Nelson, and Kimberly (Chris) Savageau; grandchildren, Abby and Avery Nelson, Regan and Ryan Nelson, and Callie, Kannon, and Cade Savageau; and sisters, Becky (Jerry) Rude, and Laurie (LeRoy) Hougard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Bradley Nelson.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Donate Life America at https://www.donatelife.net/give-to-dla/

A visitation will be held on Monday, February 14, 2022, from 4-6 PM with a prayer service beginning at 6:00 at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church, Moorhead, MN.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 10-11 AM followed by the memorial service at 11:00 at the church. A livestream of the service will be available here on Bob’s page.

Burial will be at a later date.

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church

2901 20th St, Moorhead, MN 56560

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Service

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church

2901 20th St, Moorhead, MN 56560

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