Jeffrey Carl Nelson passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at his home in Moorhead, MN, surrounded by his loving family.
Jeff was born on October 6, 1958, the son of Kenten and Margaret (Tharalson) Nelson in Hillsboro, ND. He grew up on the family farm near Hillsboro. Following graduation from Hillsboro High School he attended UND where he majored in Psychology. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Jeff worked in the mental health area, with his most recent position being a case worker for the homeless in Fargo. In later years, he worked for area farmers driving truck and tractor helping with field work.
A talented photographer of nature, he liked to travel and camp to get many of his special shots. He also shared thousands of sports photos with friends. He enjoyed collecting antiques and refinishing numerous pieces appreciated by family members.
Jeff is survived by his mother, Margaret Nelson of Hillsboro/Mayville, ND; his brother, Dale (Kathy) Nelson of Detroit Lakes, MN; his sister, Renee (Jim) Sobolik of Mayville, ND; and his very special nieces and nephews – Austin Nelson, Erica Nelson, Nathan (Elisa) Sobolik, Ana (Travis) Amb, and Lauren Sobolik. Also surviving is one great-niece, Raegan Sobolik.
Preceding him in death was his father, Kenten; and longtime companion, his dog, Adak.
VISITATION: 11-1 PM Friday at the Hillsboro United Parish UCC-UMC
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1 PM Friday at the Hillsboro United Parish UCC-UMC
BURIAL: Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro