Robert W. Nelson, 69
Robert W. Nelson, 69, of Moorhead, Minn., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, N.D.
Robert William “Bob” Nelson was born in Hallock, Minn., on Aug. 9, 1952, to William and Maxine (Moritz) Nelson. He grew up in the Kennedy and Karlstad, Minn., area and graduated from Karlstad High School in 1970.
Bob attended the University of Minnesota Crookston for two years before transferring to North Dakota State University for another two years. In 1973, he married Susanne Bruggeman. Bob took a job as an agronomist and worked in Hallock and Glyndon, Minn., with what is now CHS where he spent 30 years in management before retiring in 2018.
In 1998, Bob received a kidney and pancreas transplant from his sister, Becky. This gift allowed him to love and enjoy all of his grandchildren. Bob enjoyed fishing in any season and deer hunting in the fall. He could talk to anyone and in a short time find a mutual connection with a stranger. Most of all, Bob enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Bob is survived by his wife, Sue; children, Darin (Heather) Nelson, Ryan (Suzy) Nelson, and Kimberly (Chris) Savageau; grandchildren, Abby and Avery Nelson, Regan and Ryan Nelson, and Callie, Cannon and Cade Savageau; and sisters, Becky (Jerry) Rude, and Laurie (LeRoy) Hougard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Bradley Nelson.
A visitation was held on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, from 4 to 6 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 6 p.m. at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church, Moorhead.
Visitation was also held Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by the memorial service at 11:00 at the church. A livestream of the service will be available on Bob’s obituary page at www.wrightfuneral.com where you can also find an online guestbook and video tribute.
Burial will be at a later date.