Victor 'Vic" Nelson

  • DIED: February 6, 2018
  • LOCATION: Albert Lea, Minnesota

Victor "Vic" Nelson, 78
Vic Nelson longtime business owner in Albert Lea died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis. A memorial service is set for 11:00 am Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and one hour before the time of service at the church on Monday. Burial will take at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Vic was born Oct. 20, 1939 in Owatonna, MN, the son of Victor and Alvina (Jacobson) Nelson. Vic attended school in Owatonna. After high school Vic enlisted into the United States Navy serving his country from 1956 - 1960. He was united in marriage to Mary Hedum on September 10, 1973 in South Dakota. Vic was the owner and operator of the Elbow Room in Albert Lea for 46 years. The Elbow Room was voted the best hamburger in Albert Lea for the past ten years. Vic was a member of the V.F.W and the American Legion, Moose Lodge and Eagles as well as the secretary of the Elks Club for over 30 years. Vic enjoyed playing gin rummy with friends, wintering in Texas, watching Minnesota sports, and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy with Mary. Other past hobbies in earlier years were softball and bowling.
Vic is survived by his wife of 45 years Mary, sons Mark (Mary) Nelson of Las Vegas, Michael (Jessica) Hedum of Surprise, AZ, daughters Vicky (Charlie) Austin of Le Center, Sheila (Jim) Hansen of Glenville, Cheryl (Dave) McDonnell of Chaska, Mary Beth (Bert) Burlingame of Apple Valley, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, sisters Ann (Eugene) Dienst of Colorado, Marie (Gary) Kedziora of Eagan, Carol Lynn (Richard) Watts of Owatonna. Vic is preceded in death by his granddaughter Bridget Burlingame, parents, in-laws Otis and Olive Johnson, brother-in-law's Roland, Richard, and Dale Johnson and Orville Courrier, and sister-in-law Bonnie Joy. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Peace and Power at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

  • Sunday, February 11
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Bonnerup Funeral & Cremation Services
  • 2210 E Main Street
  • Albert Lea, MN 56007
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • Monday, February 12
    11:00 AM
  • First Lutheran Church
  • 301 W. Clark Street
  • Albert Lea, MN 56007
  • Get Directions


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