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1932 Julian 2022

Julian Nelson

December 17, 1932 — November 21, 2022



Julian Chester Nelson, 89, of Hoffman, passed away November 21, 2022, at Edgewood Assisted Memory Care in Alexandria, MN.

Julian was born December 17, 1932, to parents Harry and Ella Nelson in Grant County, MN. He grew up on his family farm where he attended the nearby country school and later helped out on the farm. He graduated from Elbow Lake High School before entering the Army, serving for two years.


On October 23, 1954, Julian was united in Marriage to Beverly (Hansen). They were blessed with four children: Linda, Debra, Connie, and Tammy. Together they made their home on their farm in Hoffman.

Julian enjoyed golfing, flying his personal plane, and was an avid reader.  Most importantly, he cherished spending time with his family.

Julian is survived by his loving wife Beverly; daughters Linda (Allen) Burbidge of Colorado Springs, CO, Debra (Stu) Schmidt of Barrett, MN, Connie (Craig) Chase of Ames, IA, Tammy (Mark) Meyer of Fairmount, ND; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; sister Ethel Forbes, and brothers Harlan Nelson, Richard Nelson and Gary Nelson. Julian is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ella Nelson.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman, MN.

Visitation beginning an hour prior to the service.

Interment at a later date.

Arrangements are with Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman.

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