Curtiss Nelson

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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:57 pm

Curtiss Nelson, 80, died June 14, 2019.

His memorial service will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at Canton Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-7 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m.

Curtiss Nelson was born to Carl and Hulda Nelson Sept. 19, 1938, in Little Falls, MN. His life started on a small dairy farm near Freedhem, MN.

After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Following his time in the Marines, he returned home to the farm and married Diana Stoner. They made a home on the family farm and the plan was to be dairy farmers but a farm accident made that impossible.

The family moved to the Fargo-Moorhead area where Mr. Nelson took a job with the John Deere dealership there. The family moved south to buy a John Deere Dealership in Elk Point.

While in Elk Point, Mr. Nelson planted thousands of trees. He was instrumental in bringing the clinic to Elk Point. And many people now enjoy the trees and the fishing in Heritage Park. They have Curt Nelson to thank.

Later they moved to Madison, SD.

Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife, two sisters, two sons, two daughters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Nelson, and his sister, Vivian Davidson.