Nelson, Carl Phillip
January 20, 1967 – May 27, 2018
Age 51 of Minneapolis, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from a sudden illness. Carl was born January 20, 1967 in Austin, MN, the youngest son of Walter and LaDonna (Voss) Nelson. Carl graduated from Austin High School in 1985. He lived in Minneapolis for many years. He had a natural talent for fixing and building things. Carl enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family. He was a philosophical and gentle man, a hard worker, and had a very witty, dry humor. He was a good, kind brother and loving uncle, and wonderful son to his mother. He will be terribly missed. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley Carl is survived by his mother, LaDonna of Albert Lea, MN; sister, Laurel (Don) Jordan of Irving, TX; brother, Keith (Julie Feirtag) of White Bear Township, MN; sister, Marcia (Bill) Danker of Rougemont, NC; sister, Lisa (Pat) Dahl of Brookings, SD. He is also survived by nieces and nephews: Gregory Kruger of Greenwich, CT; Stefanie Danker of Lawrence, KS; Charisse (Scott) Logan of Kirkland, WA; Woodrow Dahl of Brookings, SD; Paul (Dayna) Nelson of St. Paul, MN; William Danker IV of Rougemont, NC; Ryan Dunker of Chaska, MN; Aaron Danker of Chaska, MN; and Hannah Nelson of White Bear Township, MN. Carl was preceded in death by his father & brother, Paul. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 3, 2018).