Frederick C. Nelson — Fountain

FOUNTAIN — The funeral for Frederick C. Nelson will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Root Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Fountain, with the Rev. Paul Forde officiating.

Mr. Nelson, 91, of Fountain, died Monday (June 16, 2008) at the Olmsted Medical Center Hospital in Rochester, where he had been for five days.

Frederick Chauncey Nelson was born May 3, 1917, in rural Preston. On Sept. 4, 1943, he married Irene Eleanora Severson at Root Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Fountain. Mr. Nelson was a farmer, retiring in 1982. In retirement he delivered parts for Herman’s Standard Gas Station in Fountain for 15 years. He moved to the Chosen Valley Care Center in January 2008.

He was a member of Root Prairie Lutheran Church and held many positions, including being on the cemetery board. He was also a member of the Pilot Mound Farm Bureau, the Root River Shipping Association which moved cattle, and was on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Dairy.

He enjoyed football and politics, and loved sports and talking about farming.


Survivors include two sons, Robert (Koni) and Stuart (Beverly), both of rural Fountain; a daughter, Ilene Nelson of Rochester; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 10, 1998, a brother, and four sisters.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, and an hour before the service Thursday at the church in rural Fountain.

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