J. Darrel Nelson, age 72, of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Former Pastor in Alberta, Manitoba and Minnesota. Darrel graduated from Seattle Bible College in 1969 with a degree in Theology. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was also fond of golf, camping, traveling and gardening. Survived by his loving wife: Loretta; children: Tim (Julie) Nelson of Robbinsdale, Beth (Steve) Berk of Blaine and Joanna (Matt) Hasselbring of Champlin; 7 grandchildren; a sister: Zanya Stavert of Washington; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents: John & Geraldine Nelson.
A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at Cross Roads Alliance Church, 9000 101st Avenue, in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Burial Fort Snelling National Cemetery Thursday, July 10th at 12:45 P.M.
The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com