Mark R. Nelson, 67, Belmond, died Aug. 24, 2021. Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 25 from 12:30-3 p.m. followed by a service at 3:30 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home. The service will be streamed on the funeral home Facebook page.
Memorials are suggested to the Belmond Historical Society, the Belmond Bark Park (c/o City Hall), St. Olaf Cemetery, or Wright County Hospice.
Mark was born in Belmond on May 26, 1954 to Reuben and Eleonore (Gudim) Nelson. He graduated from Belmond High School and was a farmer and lifelong resident of Belmond.
Mark was a kind and caring man who was always available to anyone who needed his help. He could fix just about anything: farm equipment, cars, motorcycles, computers, and home repairs/remodeling. He enjoyed working at the Belmond Historical Museum doing various projects. One of his favorites was scanning old glass photo negatives and photos which he shared on the Facebook page “You know you are from Belmond if you remember…” He was a member of the St. Olaf Cemetery Board.
Mark was always a devoted husband to his wife, especially when she was ill. He had a soft place in his heart for animals. We will miss the mischievous twinkle in his eyes and the great stories of his adventures.
He was preceded in death by his wife Cathy; his parents; grandparents Nickolie and Emelia Nelson and Albert and Margit Gudim; brother-in-law Dallas Bac-ker; and nephew Joseph.
He is survived by sister Sonja Backer and family; sister Beth (Brian) Toftey and family; sister Carol (Greg) Krasieski and family; brother Joel (Sue) Nelson and family; and stepdaughter Brandy Nix and family.