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Warren Leslie "Jack" Nelson, 79, went to be with his Lord Monday, April 21, 2014 at Viewcrest Health Center in Duluth. He died from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Jack was born May 16, 1934 in Duluth to Harry and Marie Nelson.

He graduated from Denfeld High School and UMD. After he married the love of his life, Connie Peterson in 1961, he graduated from Bethel Seminary with a Master of Divinity. Together they served the Lord at First Baptist Church in Falun, Wis., for four years.

Upon their return to Duluth, Jack became involved in Bridgeman's Restaurant Management and worked with close family friend Gail Harwood. While being involved with Bridgeman's, he was the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 29 for 10 years. For many years he ministered to crews of foreign ships that came to Duluth Harbor.

Being a long-time member of Mount of Olives Baptist Church, Jack spent his retirement years as visitation pastor and led monthly chapel hours at Viewcrest Health Center.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Delores Nelson, and brother-in-law, Richard Peterson.

Jack is survived by his wife of 53 years, Connie; sons, Brent (Kathy) of Lake Orion, Mich., Jonathan (Cheryl) of Andover, Daniel of Eden Prairie, and Peter (Jane) of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren, Benjamin, Ruthie, Ashley, Jonathan, Andrew, Cailey, Celina, Stefan, Jack, and Nicholas.

VISITATION: 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. Funeral Service Sunday in Mount Of Olives Baptist Church, 1500 Swan Lake Road, Duluth. Burial at Union Cemetery. Arrangements by Williams-Lobermeier-Boettcher Funeral Home. To sign the guest book online please visit