Ronald Harold Nelson, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 24th in Annandale.
Ron was born April 18, 1937, in Arlington, SD to Elsie and Harold Nelson.
Ron went to school in Arlington, SD. While in high school he met Doretta Bremer. They were married in 1956, they were each other’s lifelong companions and blessed with two children, Rhonda, and Ronnie.
Ron and Doretta move to the Minneapolis area in 1958. Ron always had an interest in cars as a hobby. Which led him to a career as an Auto Body Shop Manager for the Luther Automotive family until he retired in 2004.
After retiring Ron and Doretta spent time between their lake house in Annandale and their home in Texas, near South Padre – escaping our Minnesota winters.
Ron was one of a kind, a gentle man, with a heart of gold. He loved making small talk with everyone he met. With his witty humor and joke telling, he was sure to make people laugh. His smile and laughter lit up the room.
He will be deeply missed and loved always.
Ron is survived by his wife Doretta, daughter Rhonda (Kevin) Olson, son Ronnie Nelson. Grandchildren Adrianna (Joe) Hight, Kyle (Danielle) Charboneau, Aria (Zander) Culver. Great-Grandchildren, Alex, Gabby, Lucas, Liam, Nelson. Larsen, Callahan, and Ace. Sister Ella Marie (Harlan) Braun, Sister-in-law Eileen (Charles) Ballou, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
A celebration of life will be Saturday, November 25th, 2023. At the Annandale Care Center Chapel at 2:00pm.
500 Park Street E., Annandale 55302
Followed by lunch and a time to reminisce.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Ronald
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society Of Minnesota | Brooklyn Park