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Elwood J. Nelson, 83

Elwood J. Nelson, age 83, of Ellsworth, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at Potter Ridge in Red Wing.

Elwood was born on March 30, 1926, in the town of El Paso, the son of Julius and Norma (Bill) Nelson.

Elwood lived and farmed his entire life on the family farm in the town of El Paso.  He enjoyed music and reading, and was the family historian.  Elwood was a kind and gentle soul and was content with life and whatever the day would bring.

Elwood is survived by his sister, Margaret Seehausen, of Red Wing; nieces and nephews:  Nancy (John) Bruggeman; Judy (Dale) Rucker; Kathy (Bob Dosdall) Ness; Ron (Karen) Ness; Gary (Krista) Ness; Brian Ness; Wally Quist.

Elwood was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lucille Quist.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Zion Covenant Church, Ellsworth.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Visitation was from 9 a.m. until time of services at 10 a.m.

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Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, is assisting the family with arrangements.