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Jenner W. Nelson,   Age 95
Visitation Location: Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota
Visitation Date/Time: Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Prayer Service Time: Time of Sharing, Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 4:30 PM
Funeral Time: No Funeral Service as per Jenner's wishes
Funeral Location: Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota
Burial Location: Friday, June 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Calvary Cemetery, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Jenner W. Nelson, 95
    St. Cloud, MN
    January 5, 1926 – May 16, 2021
     Jenner Willis Nelson, age 95, St. Cloud, MN, died Sunday, May 16, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
     As per Jenner’s wishes there will be no funeral service. Visitation will be Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN. A Time of Sharing will begin at 4:30 PM. Burial with full military honors will take place Friday, June 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Calvary Cemetery, St. Cloud, MN.
     Jenner was born January 5, 1926 in Upsala, MN to Edd E. and Nan Marie (Thompson) Nelson. He served in the United States Army from June 1946 to November 1947 earning the WWII Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal. Jenner was employed by Mattson Cement Co. of Oakland, California from 1947 to 1950 and then worked in Anchorage and Ketchikan, Alaska from 1950 to 1954. Jenner started his own masonry contracting business in St. Cloud in 1954 retiring in 1990. On January 1, 1957 Jenner was united in marriage to Ellen Claire Hoover in St. Cloud, MN.
    After retirement he was employed by Greenview and Jim’s Catering. Jenner enjoyed baseball, fishing, carpentry, and puzzles.
     Survivors include his children, Joe (Stacy Grega) Nelson of Minneapolis, MN; Jaime (Connie) Nelson of Sauk Rapids MN; Nan Nelson of St. Paul, MN; five grandchildren: Kayla (Julia) Stewart, Sara Nelson, Jennie (Aaron) Sutliffe, Tia and Ty Grega Nelson; three great grandchildren: Riley, Westley and Connor; and many nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ellen on December 21, 2006, sister, Florence Daum, brothers, Everett, Ray and Norman Nelson, and daughter-in-law, Jane Jensen.
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