Alfred “Al” Nelsen, age 78 of Redwood Falls formerly of Clements, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at his home due to cancer. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 31 at Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, August 30 at Redwood Valley Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Interment will be at a later date. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Alfred “Al” Nelsen was born August 13, 1943 to Alfred Sr. and Adeline (Schoens) Nelsen in Springfield, Minnesota. He received the sacraments at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clements. Al attended grade school in Clements and Springfield High School. On April 20, 1963, he married the love of his life Lorna Hammerschmidt in San Jose, California. The couple moved to Redwood Falls, Minnesota in April 1969. They later lived in Belle Plaine, where Al managed Belle Plaine Block & Tile. Al and Lorna then moved to Shakopee, where they built a home. After retiring in 2004, the couple returned to Redwood Falls, where they have been ever since. Al enjoyed traveling in the motor home and driving around in his Polaris Ranger side-by-side. He looked forward to every fall, where he would haul beets for local farmers. Al loved making people laugh and spending time with family.
Alfred is survived by his wife, Lorna of 58 years; daughter, Lorie (Mark) Siemon of Belle Plaine; daughter-in-law, Diane Latzke of LeSueur; son-in-law, Jerry Keup of Chicago; grandchildren: Angela & Cody Nelsen, McKayla, Emilyn & Kyle Siemon, and Sam & Isabel Keup; great grandchildren: Jadyn Disbrow and Jordan Nelsen; siblings: Joan Fohl of Oregon, Kenneth Nelsen of Montevideo, and Edward (Arlene) Nelsen of Clements; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, son Mike Nelsen and daughter Lisa Keup.