Omar “Ozzie” Nelson, Fridley


The passing of our dear husband, devoted father, and loyal friend Omar "Ozzie" Nelson. The Lord chose to take him home on Sunday morning, September 14, 2014. Ozzie was an extremely hard-working man with strong beliefs of right and wrong. He will be missed always and loved sincerely. He loved visiting with people and made friends everywhere he went. He was a great conversationalist, an avid sports fan who played, coached, and cheered his grandchildren on in their many endeavors. The kids loved breakfast club with grandpa and time spent at the cabin on French Lake near Maple Lake, MN.
He was born to Sophus and Ruby in Pine City, MN July 15, 1938. He was raised in Braham, then Spring Lake Park, finishing high school in Columbia Heights as captain of the school football team. He was proud of his Columbia Heights Alma Mater and lifelong friends from the Heights near and far.
Ozzie cherished his many fishing trips with his buddies, his pals on the Silver Fox Golf League, and his many travels to Palm Springs; hanging out with his great Canadian friends and many other acquaintances. He never passed up a chance to meet new friends and share a good cup of coffee.
Everyone knew that Ozzie would help everyone, always having the right tool for the job even if it was just good advice.
Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wendell, Irwin, Vernan; sisters, Blanche, Sylvia.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Sandy; daughters, Suzanne (Scott) Hubert, Sarah (Layne) Kurr; sons, Christopher Nelson, Mitchell (Sara) Nelson; grandchildren, Kathryn and Joseph Hubert, Lauren and Madison Nelson, Levi, Justin, Isaac Nelson, Haley, Shelby, and Ryan Kurr; siblings, Milton (Joanne), Marilyn Nelson; many nieces and nephews.
Celebration of life will be at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 61 Mississippi Way NE, Fridley, Thursday, September 18th, at 11 am. Visitation 1 hour prior. – See more at: