Rev. James R. Nelson


Relationship to conference: Retired elder

Date of death: Nov. 15, 2020 at age 86

Arrangements: A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Appointment information: Rev. Nelson was ordained as a deacon in 1962 and as an elder in 1964. He served Minnesota churches in Lafayette, Brighton, Winthrop, and Minneapolis (Riverview UMC, Lake Harriet UMC, North UMC, and Portland Avenue UMC). He retired in 1997.

Rev. Nelson is survived by his wife, Sandra Nelson; daughter, Annalise Nelson (Lee Drutman); two grandchildren; and nephew, Kevin Caldwell. He was preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Anne Nelson and sister, Lois Caldwell.

Cards of condolence can be sent to Sandra Nelson, 10749 Hopkins Cir. S, Bloomington, MN 55420.

Memorials are preferred to Richfield UMC.

An obituary is available on the Star Tribune website.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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