Hilding "Hank" Nelson of Scandia died peacefully one day before his 80th birthday, surrounded by his loving family.
Preceded in death by parents, John and Ellen; sister Eva (Edwin "Ed") Whalen.
Hank is survived by Carol, his loving and devoted wife of 52 years; children, Lynn (Rick) Sandager, Joel (Anne) Nelson; grandchildren, Jeff (Annette), Mark (fiancé Ellen), Peter, Kayla, Emma, Reed; and brother John (Dolores) Nelson.
Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 17 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 25267 Redwing Avenue, Shafer/Franconia Twp.
Interment at St. Francis Xavier. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and may be sent c/o Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Leave a tribute online at www.mattsonfuneralhome.com