Nelson, Veral (1916-1948)

Veral Nelson (scanned to pdf)

VERAL NELSON IS
KILLED IN MISHAP
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-
ter.

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