Harvey T. Nelson, age 91, of Marietta, MN formerly of Gary, SD passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Hendricks Nursing Home in Hendricks, MN. Funeral service will be 2 pm Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in Gary, SD. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Gary. Visitation will be Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Harvey Theodore Nelson was born March 29, 1930, to Nels Peter Nelson and Helena (Sorensen) Nelson in rural Goodwin, SD. When Harvey was 2 years old, his family moved to Gary, SD. Harvey attended Gary Public School all 12 years, graduating in 1948. After marrying Darlene Nuteson in 1949, and after short stays in Scotland, SD and Miller, SD, the couple moved back to Gary and to this union three children were born. Harvey owned and operated the Standard Station in Gary for 28 years. After selling the station, Harvey opened a private shop and continued doing mechanical work on many of the area residents farm equipment and vehicles before retiring completely. Throughout the years, Harvey served on several boards, and was very active in his church as well as many other community organizations. On December 6th, 2008, Harvey was united in marriage to Mary Anne (Thomas) Shepherd and enjoyed residing in rural Marietta, MN, for 12 plus years; also acquiring another loving family.
Harvey passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 in the Hendricks Nursing Home at the age of 91 years and 18 days.
Harvey is lovingly remembered by his wife Mary Anne Nelson of Marietta, MN; two daughters, Sandy (David) Law of Watertown, SD, Shirley Pederson of Marietta, MN, and one son, Doug (Marilyn) Nelson of Montevideo, MN; two step daughters, Anna (Dan) Schubert of Elizabeth, MN, Tina (Lane) Hawkins of Renner, SD, and three stepsons, Ole Shepherd of St. James, MN, Wesley (Joyce) Shepherd of Marietta, MN, and Kent Shepherd of Marshall, MN, as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Harvey was preceded in death by his first wife Darlene, parents, five sisters and three brothers, one grandson, Bradley Nelson, and one son-in-law Randy Pederson.