Funeral services for Harland “Hud” Nelson, age 91, of Albert Lea, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Rev. Clayton Balsley will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday.
Hud died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Community.
Harland “Hud” Nelson was born September 3, 1926 in Albert Lea, the son of Otto and Inga Nelson. After attending the Albert Lea school system, he worked as a welder at Midway Machine Shop until 1953 when he started Nelson Silo & Dairy Supplies. He sold Madison silos and Van Dusen equipment until 1981. He was an avid hunter and trap shooter, and enjoyed golfing.
Hud married Pauline “Polly” Hansen on May 15, 1958, who survives him along with a daughter, Annette (Larry) Lindquist of Spirit Lake, IA; two grandchildren, Bill Lindquist of Blooming Prairie, MN and Tara Lindquist of Rose Creek, MN; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Hayden; brother-in-law, Richard Jensen of Edina, MN; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Kenneth (Vera) Nelson, Ramona Peterson and Althea Schmidt, all of Albert Lea; and many nieces and nephews.
Hud was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Viola Nelson; brother, Kenneth Nelson; in-laws, Elmer and Naomi Hansen, Betty Jensen, Roger and Violet Hansen, Richard Peterson, and Marvin Schmidt.