Nelson, Veral (1916-1948)

Veral Nelson (scanned to pdf)

Loses Life in Logging
Accident in Washington

Veral Nelson, 32, formerly of
this city, was accidentally killed
August 12 by a falling timber
while loading timber on a flat
car in a camp where he was
employed in National, Wash.
Military services were con-
ducted at the Bethlehem Lu-
theran church, northeast of this
city, Wednesday afternoon un-
der the auspices of local mili-
tary organizations. Rev. V.G.
Sorenson of Holt conducted the
rites and interment was made
in the church cemetery.
Mr. Nelson was born May 17,
1916 in Agder township, Mar-
shall county. He was baptized
and confirmed at the Bethlehem
church. He did farm work prior
to entering U.S. military ser-
vice on Oct. 8, 1941, receiving
his training in Texas. He left
over a year ago for Washington
and was employed with his
brother-in-law Miles Rogers in
National, Wash. He was united
in marriage to Miss Patricia
Belcher at National, Wash. in
November, 1947.
Survivors include his wife
Patricia, a daughter Connie of
National, Wash.; father and
stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Christ
Neslon of this city; five bro-
thers, Neil of Roseau, Harvey
of Milwaukee, Wisc., Lloyd, Sey-
more, and Clifford of this city;
three sisters, Mrs. Hall Miles
of Laurel, Maryland, Mrs. Ray
Knutson of this city, and Mrs.
Herman Witt of Dorothy; five
step brothers, Otto, William,
Carl, and Edmond Rupprecht of
this city and Raymond Rup-
precht of Pontiac, Mich.; and
three step sisters, Mrs. Kenneth
Russell, Mrs. George Poppen-
hagen, and Mrs. Allen Iverson of
this city. He was preceded in
death by his mother and a sis-

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