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home : obituaries : obituaries April 28, 2016

4/23/2013 12:14:00 PM
Roger L. Nilson
Roger L. Nilson
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Roger L. Nilson

Roger L. Nilson, 76, of Annandale died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services were Monday, April 22, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Annandale with Rev. Dave Nelson officiating and burial at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn of Annandale; children Todd Nilson (Stephanie) of South Haven, Dean Nilson (Tricia) of Richmond and Janelle Nilson (Bill Berry) of Annandale; grandchildren Katlynn, Brittney, Ethan, Madilynn, Jacob, Connor, Austin and Ezra; sisters and brothers Alice Wolfe (John) of Eaton, Colo., Elaine Engen (Conrad) of New York Mills, Maynard Nilson (Betty) of South Haven, Maurice Nilson (Jeanne) of Olathe, Kan., Floss Nilson of Hutchinson, Rosemary Nilson Armitage (Ralph) of Loveland, Colo., David Nilson of Deer River, his beloved dog Daisy, also many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Stanley, Arvid, Paul and Harold; parents-in-law Erwin and Viola Boehl, brothers-in-law Arnold Gunderson, Lynn Pearson and Wesley Boehl; sisters-in-law Sonja Sonnenfeld and Betty Boehl; nieces Heidi Gust, Dawn Fobbe and Susan Belan.

Roger Louis Nilson was born Aug.15, 1936, in Southside Township, Wright County to Emil and Laura (Pick) Nilson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church where he was a lifetime member. He attended Annandale Schools where he worked for a time as a janitor before going to Minneapolis to work. He married Marilyn Boehl on July 29, 1967, in Paynesville. He then farmed near Annandale and for the past 20 years was a heavy equipment operator for Annandale Rock Products. He enjoyed farming, cutting and selling firewood, fishing, spearing, trapping, attending high school basketball games, trips to Duluth, and time spent with his family especially his grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Maynard, Maurice, David, Todd and Dean Nilson and Bill Berry.

Music: Maurice Nilson, Terry Sonnenfeld, and Orma Lou Jacobsma.





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