Todd Richard NelsonTodd Richard Nelson, 44, of Carlton, died Friday, July 19, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Todd Richard Nelson, 44, of Carlton, died Friday, July 19, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born in Duluth, the son of Dick and Dolores Nelson.
Todd was a 1986 graduate of Duluth Central High School. He was a graduate of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and UMD with a bachelors’ degree in criminology. Todd married Stacey Ronning on March 7, 1998.
Todd loved the U.S. Army and proudly served his country with tours of duty in Bosnia, Norway and Iraq. He worked as a corrections officer in the prison system. Todd was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, and snowmobiling. He was an upfront, straight forward, hard working, pot stirring, fun loving, smiling, energetic, man with a motivating attitude that is rare to find. Todd took pride in caring for and providing for his family. He was their “foundation”, their “security”, and Stacey’s “rock”.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Todd was deeply loved and will be missed by his wife, Stacey; children, Alecia (Jackson) Radtke, Savannah Matuszak (Lance Hovis), Josh Ermatinger (Pam Myers), Sabrina Matuszak, Ricky Nelson (Marissa Couture), Clarissa Nelson, Trevor Nelson and Taylor Nelson; parents, Dick and Dolores Nelson; siblings, Michael Nelson, Sherry (Steven) Lindbeck and his twin brother, Terry (Jenny) Nelson; grandchildren, Mason and Westen Radtke, Kaden Ermatinger, Hollie Anderson and Emmett Nelson; uncle, Bob Nelson; nieces and nephews, Samantha, Steven and Shawn Lindbeck, Andre’ and Asher Nelson and Adam, Lindsay, and Aaron Ermatinger; mother-in-law, Diane Ronning; sister-in-law, Stephanie Ronning; his best friend and loyal companion, Easton; and many extended family and friends.
VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Visitation will continue from 12 noon until the 1 p.m. Funeral Service, Friday, July 26, 2013 in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home. To leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com
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