Larry Nelson, 64, of Carrington, N.D., died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Trinity Hospital in Minot, N.D.
Larry Jay Nelson was born Jan. 7, 1948, the son of Norman O. and Adeline M. (Hanson) Nelson at Mercy Hospital in Valley City, N.D. He was raised and attended elementary and high school in Litchville, graduating in 1966. Larry attended VCSU in Valley City prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., Sherman Field and Naval Air Station Kodiak, Alaska. He was honorably discharged in 1972.
In 1969, Larry was married to Shelley Olson and from this marriage they had 3 children. On June 21, 1980, Larry was united in marriage to Sheryl Smith Johnson in Carrington, N.D. They lived in Carrington since their marriage where they raised their 7 children.
Larry is survived by his wife, Sheri; four daughters and three sons, Jenny (Hahns) Bodenbender, Atsugi, Japan, and their children, Jacob, Jared and Samantha Jo; Sara (Rod) Kollman, Mantorville, Minn., and their children, Seth and Brooke; Chris (Danielle) Nelson Grand Forks, N.D., and their children Hannah and Greta; Jessica (Darin) Suchon, Green Cove Springs, Fla., and their children, Lukas and Logan; Stacie (John) Kollman, Casselton, N.D., and their children Maxwell, Riley and Eli; Steven (Jackie) Johnson, Litchfield, Minn., and their children Hayden and Ethen; and Ryan (Constance) Nelson and their child, little Oden, Litchfield, Minn.; and one sister, Sandy (Dan) Nelson, Kathryn, N.D.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Addie Nelson, and parents-in-law, Jim and Jean Smith.
Visitation: Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, N.D. and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, N.D.
Prayer Service: Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, N.D.
Funeral: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, N.D.
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