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Harold Gilbert NELSON

Harold Gilbert NELSON

Male 1927 - 2006  (78 years)

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  • Name Harold Gilbert NELSON 
    Born 20 Aug 1927  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jul 2006  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Jul 2006  Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From the George Boom Funeral Home website:
      “Sioux Falls- Harold Gilbert Nelson, 78, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2006. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 22 at Grace Lutheran Church with burial to follow at Hills of Rest Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 12:00 PM on Friday, July 21, 2006 at George Boom Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

      Harold was born on August 20, 1927 to Harold D. and Gudrun Nelson. He served with the United States Navy Seabees during World War II and the Korean War.

      Harold married Betty McRoden on May 9, 1953. He worked for Northern States Power Company (now XCEL Energy) for over 40 years. After his retirement he still worked for XCEL giving electrical safety demonstrations to 3rd graders and worked for security at the Sioux Falls Arena.

      Harold is survived by his wife, Betty, Sioux Falls; 3 children, Gary (Carol) Coeur D’ Alene, ID, Brent (Dawn) Nelson, Rapid City, SD, and Sherilyn (Scott) Carmody, Sioux Falls; 7 grandchildren; and one sister, Lillian (Wesley) Hofstad, Sioux Falls.”

      From Memorial Folder distributed at the George Boom Funeral Home:
      “In Memory: Harold Gilbert Nelson
      941 S. Holt Ave., Sioux Falls, SD
      Died: Wednesday, July 19, 2006
      Sioux Falls, SD
      Age: 78 years, 10 months, 29 days
      Funeral Service
      10:00 AM Saturday, July 22, 2006
      Grace Lutheran Church
      Rev. Siri Sorensen, Officiating
      Evonne Harris, Organist
      Jon Salberg, Vocalist
      “On Eagles Wings” “Borning Cry”
      Congregational Hymn
      “Amazing Grace”
      Interment:
      Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
      Pallbearers
      El Riad Shrine Provost Unit
      Alan Blake; Bud Carleton; Merl Duba; Robert Goos; Lowell Larson; Don Kachelhoffer
      Honorary Pallbearers: Harold’s Seven Grandchildren
      Harold Gilbert Nelson, son of Harold D. and Gudrun Nelson, was born on August 20, 1927 in Sioux Falls, SD. He attended Whittier Elementary School and Washington High School. After high school he served with the United States Navy Seabees during World War II and the Korean War.
      Harold was united in marriage with Betty McRoden on May 9, 1953 in Sioux Falls. He worked for Northern States Power Company (now XCEL Energy) for over 40 years. After retirement, he still worked for XCEL Energy giving electrical safety demonstrations to 3rd graders and worked security at the Sioux Falls Arena.
      Harold was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church where he served on the church council and was an usher for Sunday services. He was also a member of the El Riad Shrine, the American Legion, a past 1st chief of the Sioux Falls Police Reserve, past president of Northern States Power Company Credit Union and past president of I.E.S. Harold also coached youth softball andd served as a scout leader on several committees with the Boy Scouts.
      Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Betty Nelson, Sioux Falls, SD; three children, Gary (Carol) Nelson, Coeur d’Alene, ID, Brent (Dawn) Nelson, Rapid City, SD, and Sherilyn (Scott) Carmody, Sioux Falls, SD; seven grandchildren, Blake, Larissa, and Valerie Nelson, Ryan and John Nelson, Erica and Brendan Carmody; and one sister, Lillian (Wesley) Hofstad, Sioux Falls, SD.
      Harold was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Mildred Wyman and Alice Lowell.
      Relatives and friends are invited to gather with the family for lunch and fellowship at George Boom Funeral Home following the committal service.”

      SSDI:
      Harold Gilbert Nelson
      Birth: 20 Aug 1927
      Death: 19 Jul 2006-Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota
      Civil:South Dakota
    Person ID I106  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2018 

    Father Harold Dreyer NELSON,   b. 10 Sep 1883, Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1963, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Gudrun Marie NILSEN,   b. 4 Oct 1893, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1980, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1922  Garretson, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun.
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun.
    Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun M. Nilsen.  Wedding portrait.
    Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun M. Nilsen. Wedding portrait.
    The couple married on 26 Dec 1922, in Garretson, South Dakota.
    Nelson, Harold D.  Family.  Nelson siblings in their teens.
    Nelson, Harold D. Family. Nelson siblings in their teens.
    Nelson, Harold D.  Family.
    Nelson, Harold D. Family.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Nelson, Harold D.  Family.  Christmas at Harold and Gudrun Nelson's home. 1946.
    Nelson, Harold D. Family. Christmas at Harold and Gudrun Nelson's home. 1946.
    L. to R.: Harold G. Nelson, Mildred Nelson Gann, Alice Nelson Lowell, Ray Gann (lying on floor), Barbara Hofstad (held by Ray), Gudrun Nelson holding Eddie Ray Gann, Wes Hofstad (back of couch), Lillian Nelson Hofstad, Harold D. Nelson.
    Nelson, Gudrun.  Children.
    Nelson, Gudrun. Children.
    Taken at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, home of Alice Nelson, Lowell. L to R: Lillian, Harold, Gudrun, Alice, and Mildred.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Nelson, Harold D.  Family.
    Nelson, Harold D. Family.
    Celebrating Lil's 70th birthday. Left to right: Alice Nelson Lowell, Lillian Nelson Hofstad, Mildred Nelson Gann Wyman, and Harold Nelson.
    Lowell Family.  Christmas 1959(?) Part 1.
    Lowell Family. Christmas 1959(?) Part 1.
    The extended Lowell family at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. L. to R.: Harold D. Nelson, Gudrun Nelson, Myra Lowell, Gert Lowell, Charles Lowell, George Lowell, John Lowell, Flora Luker.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Nelson, Harold D.  Children. 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  1965?
    Nelson, Harold D. Children. 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 1965?
    L. to R.: Lillian Nelson Hofstad, Alice Nelson Lowell, Gudrun Nelson, Harold G. Nelson, Mildred Nelson Gann.
    Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun.  Family.  Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun. Family. Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    L. to R.: Mildred Nelson Gann, Alice Nelson Lowell, Gudrun Nelson, Harold D. Nelson, Lillian Nelson Hofstad, Harold G. Nelson.
    Lowell, Alice Nelson.  Confirmation celebration.
    Lowell, Alice Nelson. Confirmation celebration.
    Taken at the Nelson residence, 1316 E. 7th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1941.
    Back row: Arnie Hofland, Mildred Nelson, Harold Mostrom, Gudrun Nelson (only a small part of her face is visible), Leonard Mostrom, Albert Hofland (only a small part of his face is visible), Mildred Hofland, Maxine Hofland, Harold D. Nelson.
    Front row: Harold G. Nelson, Bob Hofland, Alice Nelson, Mabel Mostrom, Ida Hofland, and Helen Hofland (with arms crossed).
    Nelson, Harold Dreyer and Gudrun's four children.
    Nelson, Harold Dreyer and Gudrun's four children.
    Taken approximately 1932. L to R: Harold, Lillian, Alice, and Mildred.
    Nelson, Harold Dreyer and wife, Gudrun Marie Nilsen.
    Nelson, Harold Dreyer and wife, Gudrun Marie Nilsen.
    Taken in October 1957 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun Nilsen.
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun Nilsen.
    Christmas at 810 N. French, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun.   Their three youngest children.
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun. Their three youngest children.
    Top to bottom: Lillian Nelson Hofstad, Harold Nelson, and Alice Nelson Lowell. Location unknown. Taken during early 1930s. Photo found by Elin Volden Andersen in her mother’s (Esther Reinholdtsen Volden) possessions after her death in March 2018. Elin’s father and Esther’s husband was Aksel Volden (1922-1997), the only child of Hansine Olsen (1896-1970), who was Elin’s grandmother and Harold D. Nelson’s sister.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun Nelson.  Children.
    Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun Nelson. Children.
    L. to R. Harold G., Alice, Mildred, and Lillian. Taken at the time of Harold's graduation from high school. This is the photograph that Harold D. had sent to various of his relatives in northern Norway that was reported hanging on the wall in at least one of his brothers/sisters homes in Vik. Photo found by Elin Volden Andersen in her mother’s (Esther Reinholdtsen Volden) possessions after her death in March 2018. Elin’s father and Esther’s husband was Aksel Volden (1922-1997), the only child of Hansine Olsen (1896-1970), who was Elin’s grandmother and Harold D. Nelson’s sister.
    Documents
    Marriage.  Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun M. Nielson.  Marriage Certificate.
    Marriage. Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun M. Nielson. Marriage Certificate.
    Married on 26 December 1922 at Garretson, South Dakota.
    Marriage.  Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun M. Nielson.  Wedding License
    Marriage. Nelson, Harold D. and Gudrun M. Nielson. Wedding License
    Marriage.  Nelson, Harold and Gudrun Marie Nilsen.  Marriage license.
    Marriage. Nelson, Harold and Gudrun Marie Nilsen. Marriage license.
    Gudrun and Harold were married on 26 Dec 1922.
    Histories
    Religion.  East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Religion. East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    The Harold D. Nelson family attended this church.
    Albums  810 N. French, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1)
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betty Ann MCRODEN 
    Children 
    +1. Gary Lee NELSON
    +2. Brent Layne NELSON
    +3. Sherilyn Ann NELSON
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Aug 1927 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jul 2006 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Jul 2006 - Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Lowell, Alice Nelson and younger brother, Harold Nelson.
    Lowell, Alice Nelson and younger brother, Harold Nelson.
    Taken at the time of Harold's graduation from high school.
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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann with brother, Harold G. Nelson.
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann with brother, Harold G. Nelson.
    Nelson, Harold Gilbert (in Navy uniform) and family friend Oscar Schjodt.
    Nelson, Harold Gilbert (in Navy uniform) and family friend Oscar Schjodt.
    Taken most likely at the Schjodt farm north of Sioux Falls in Mapleton Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Late 1940s. Oscar continued operating the farm established by his father Ole P. Schjodt, who came from Norway in the 1880s. Not yet known how the Schjodt and Nelson families knew each other.
    Nelson, Harold Gilbert (in uniform) with family friend Bob Hofland.
    Nelson, Harold Gilbert (in uniform) with family friend Bob Hofland.
    Taken approximately 1950 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann and brother Harold Nelson.
    Wyman, Mildred Nelson Gann and brother Harold Nelson.
    Location believed to be 810 N. French, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Occasion may be Mildred's graduation prom from Washington High School in 1941.
    Nelson siblings.
    Nelson siblings.
    Taken sometime during the mid-1940s in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. L to R: Harold Nelson, Alice Nelson Lowell, Lillian Nelson Hofstad, Mildred Nelson Gann Wyman.
    Nelson, Harold Gilbert.
    Nelson, Harold Gilbert.
    Taken abt. 1931.
    Lowell, Alice Nelson with siblings Harold G. Nelson and Mildred Nelson Gann.
    Lowell, Alice Nelson with siblings Harold G. Nelson and Mildred Nelson Gann.
    1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 1970? L. to R.: Alice Lowell, Harold Nelson, Mildred Gann.

    Documents
    Death. Nelson, Harold Gilbert.  Funeral Memorial Tribute.
    Death. Nelson, Harold Gilbert. Funeral Memorial Tribute.
    Death. Nelson, Harold Gilbert.  Funeral Program.
    Death. Nelson, Harold Gilbert. Funeral Program.

    Headstones
    Nelson, Harold G.
    Nelson, Harold G.