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In loving memory of
Larry George Nelson
  • October 12, 1948
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  • November 21, 2021

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Larry George Nelson, age 73, a Fort Myers resident, passed away on November 21, 2021, after a 16 month battle with cancer.

Larry was born on October 12, 1948 in Ortonville, Minnesota to the late Wesley and Avis Nelson.  He was a 1966 graduate of Glenwood High School (MN).  Larry served in the Minnesota National Guard. He was united in marriage to Catherine Koloski at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood, Minnesota on June 21st, 1968.

Larry owned Precision Drywall Incorporated in Delano for 20 years.  He retired from Arrow Building Supply in Watertown in October, 2018.

Larry is survived by his loving family: wife Catherine, three children:  Melissa (Pat) Legg of Belle Plaine, MN, Jennifer (Darren) Schuler of Watertown, MN, and Eric (Holly) Nelson of Francis Creek, WI; nine grandchildren: Stephanie Schuler, Josh Schuler, Zachary Schuler, Benjamin Schuler, Claudia Schuler, Samuel Schuler, Camille Nelson, Cora Nelson, and Grady Nelson;  four siblings: Diane (Lu) Abel, Ronald (Kathleen) Nelson, Cheryl (Bill) Capp, Debbie (Kenton) Larsen. Mother-In-Law, Erna Koloski, brother-In-laws, sister-In-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Avis Nelson and father-in-law Bill Koloski.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, December 17, 2021 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Fort Myers, FL.  A livestream of the ceremony can be accessed by using the following link: https://bit.ly/3DQrQXk

The family will hold a graveside service at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Watertown, Minnesota at a later date and time.

The family would like to thank special caregivers Johan from Heart Body and Mind Homecare, along with Emmy and the entire Hope Hospice staff.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the family or Hope Hospice, Fort Myers:  https://donate.hopehcs.org/

Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to

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  1. Ron Nelson says:
    19 Dec 2021
    To all the family of Larry we extend our sympathy and will miss him even though he is in the arms of the Lord and free from suffering

    Brother Ron and Kay and family

  2. Helen Lee says:
    30 Nov 2021
    Dear Cathy - we're so sorry you've had to go through this, but we're glad Larry is free from his suffering. Love you!

  3. Helen Lee says:
    30 Nov 2021
    Cathy, we will be holding you & your family in prayer. Love you! Hope to connect when you're up this way.

  4. Karen Haugen says:
    26 Nov 2021
    Cathy, Melissa, Jennifer and Eric and families: l we are so sorry for your loss. Larry was a wonderful man and we pray the Lord will bless the memories of all who knew him.

  5. Nancy Zabel says:
    26 Nov 2021
    Cathy and family. My deepest sympathy and prayers to you. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless all of you.

  6. Lynn McClay says:
    26 Nov 2021
    Cathy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Marilyn Drew says:
    26 Nov 2021
    Larry was a a new friend and neighbor for us. He was always willing to help with anything that needed to be done. His glowing spirit cheered us all. He will be missed greatly by us.

  8. Melissa Gorzlanzyk says:
    26 Nov 2021
    My deepest condolences to Eric and all the family, my thoughts are always with you, hugs and love ❤️

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