Richard E. Nelson, 83, of Elk River, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, surrounded by his family.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Central Lutheran Church in Elk River. Private interment was held at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Check www.cremationsocietyofmn.com.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris; children, Michelle, Christine, Carol; six grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.