Bertil (Bert) Nelson died March 24, 2014 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West.
Bertil Kermit Nelson was born July 27, 1932 in Athens Township, Isanti County, to William and Minnie (Kaminsky) Nelson. He was raised and lived his early years in Athens. Bert served in the Army from 1952 – 1954 during the Korean War. After his military service he came back to Athens. He married Shirley Adamek on June 22, 1957 and they made their home in Athens. Bert worked for Honeywell for 38 years and he also farmed. After retiring from Honeywell they moved to Arizona in 1987. They moved to Cambridge in 2009 to be close to their family. After retirement Bert learned to enjoy woodcrafting. He also enjoyed camping and all of the family activities. In earlier years he was a member of the Isanti VFW Post.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings, Clifford, Irene, Raymond and William.
Bert is survived by his wife, Shirley of Cambridge; daughter, Paulette (Mark) Sanford of Brook Park;
son, Paul (Holly) Nelson of East Bethel; 5 grandchildren, Angeline, Mark, Erin, Tiffany and Cody; 1 great-grandson, Aydan; and by many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Strike Funeral Home Cambridge Chapel with Rev. Gary Bawden officiating. Interment in Athens Lutheran Cemetery.