Stewart A. Nelson

Stewart A. Nelson, 64, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Minneapolis, MN passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at his home in Spirit Lake.

A celebration of life service will be at held at 2:00 p.m. with family present 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be sent to

Stew was born on June 26, 1954 in Willmar, MN to Laverne Aloy and Shirley June (Pederson) Nelson. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Bloomington, MN. He was a retired partner in Hafner-Nelson Masonry.

In Stew’s free time, he enjoyed playing hockey while he was in school, going hunting and boating, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his son Shane (Cortney) Nelson of Jackson, MN; son Ryan Nelson of Minneapolis, MN; Stew’s significant other, Willene “Billi” McDonald; brothers Steve (Jane) Nelson of St. Louis Park, MN; Jon (Essie) Erickson of Foley, MN; sisters Sherene “Shari” (Patrick) Hicks of Apple Valley, MN; Shirley (Jerry) Bryan of Oceanside, CA; several grandchildren, other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Beatrice “Bea” (Rivera) Nelson.