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Perry Nelson

July 20, 1952 — October 17, 2008

Perry Nelson, 56, of Breckenridge , MN passed away on Friday, October 17, 2008 at his residence in Breckenridge. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church , Clinton , MN with Pastor Mark Manning officiating. Visitation will be on Monday, October 20, 2008 from 5 pm to 8 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge , MN . There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Clinton Cemetery , Clinton , MN . Pallbearers will be Bruce Olson, Bob Matejek, Dave Matejek, Mike Matejek, Mark Matejek, and Scott Berry.

Perry was born on July 20, 1952 to Ted and Betty Nelson in Graceville , MN . He was baptized and confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton , MN . He was raised and attended school in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1970. After graduation he attended Canby Vo-Tech. He started working for Firestone in Clinton and transferred to the Firestone in Breckenridge , MN in 1975.

He was united in marriage to Barb Thomas on October 21, 1972 in Ortonville , MN . He worked for Firestone for a number of years and then went to work for Richland County Implement. In 1991, he began working for Don’s Sportland for about thirteen years. He was currently working for Victory Industries in Pelican Rapids, MN.

He was a member of Breckenridge Lutheran Church . He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys, playing softball in his younger years, and hauling sugarbeets for the Matejek’s. In recent years he took up motorcycle riding. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Perry is survived by his wife, Barb Nelson, Breckenridge, MN; his children: Bryan (Tammy Firchau) Nelson, Breckenridge, MN, his children, Kendra and Riley; Cullen (Michelle) Nelson, Wahpeton, ND, their daughter, Olivia; Sara (Andy) Blaufuss, Breckenridge, their children, Landon and Erin; his mother, Betty Nelson, Clinton, MN; his sister, Cindy (Donald) Follmer, Maplewood, MN; his mother-in-law, Verla Thomas, Ortonville, MN; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by, his father, Ted Nelson; his brother, Gary Nelson; his sister, RaNae Nelson; and his father-in-law, CJ Thomas

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