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Kenneth LaVerne Nelson

Kenneth LaVerne Nelson

April 4, 1958 - August 24, 2021


Visitation

  • Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Schroeder Funeral Homes - St. Ansgar, Iowa

Celebration of Life

  • Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Carpenter Community Center
  • Note: In honor of Ken's love for riding motorcycle, we ask that you ride your bike if able and wear Harley apparel or casual attire.

Kenneth LaVerne Nelson, 63, of St. Ansgar, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Schroeder and Sites in St. Ansgar. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021, at the Carpenter Community Center starting at 5 p.m. In honor of Ken's love for riding motorcycle, we ask that you ride your bike if able and wear Harley apparel or casual attire.

Ken was born in Osage, Iowa, on April 4, 1958, to the parents of LaVerne and Grace (Duncomb) Nelson. He graduated from St. Ansgar High School, and after a few years of welding in Mason City, he spent the remainder of his life working on the family farm and at St. Ansgar Mills.

Ken married his loving wife, Karen, in 2016, while on a motorcycle trip to Las Vegas with friends and family. Ken was a caring, hardworking man and father, with a deep love for his wife, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed farming, gardening, bowling, and riding his Harley.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; his sons: Joshua (Sarah) Nelson, and Lucas (Deneen) Nelson; his step-children: Brad (Sara) Gerk, Betsy (Josiah) Bushlack, and Kayla (Chris) Redfern; his eleven grandchildren; his two brothers: Russell (Kari) Nelson, and Alan (Sheryl) Nelson; in addition to many extended family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents, LaVerne & Grace Nelson, maternal grandparents, Ralph & Edith Duncomb, and paternal grandparents, Ernest & Laura Nelson, in addition to many aunts, uncles, and extended family.

Ken's memory will live on in the many lives of the those he touched, and he will be deeply missed.



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