Larry G. Nelson of Dresser died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Sept. 7, 2020. He was 89.

Larry was born July 16, 1931, and had an idyllic childhood growing up in Horse Creek at the Horse Creek General Store.

Larry graduated from Osceola High School and was a 1954 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he received a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering. His aviation career was spent working for Champion/Bellanca Corp. in Osceola and the FAA in Anchorage, Alaska and in Minneapolis. After retirement, he lived in Dresser and was self-employed certifying airplanes around the world.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Luella (Hexum) Nelson; his wife, Ruth, two younger brothers, John Nelson and Stuart Nelson, and brother-in-law James Moeller.

Larry is survived by brother, Gordon (Audrey) Nelson, sister, Diane Moeller, sisters-in-law, Mary Nelson, Marilyn Nelson, Frances Torrey, and Sharon (Stephen) Legler; son, Brian (Rachel) Nelson, daughter, Karen Nelson; granddaughter, Shawna Nelson, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Memorials preferred to Larry G. Nelson Estate.

Masks are required at the visitation and the funeral service.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 14, at West Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osceola. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 14, at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola. Interment will be in the West Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Grandstrand Funeral Home, Osceola. Condolences may be expressed online at

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