Aug. 31, 1944-Jan. 8, 2017
SLAYTON — Services for Daryl Richard Nelson, 72, of Slayton at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Church in Slayton. A private burial will take place at St. Ann’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at St. Ann’s Church in Slayton with a prayer services at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday. Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements.
Daryl died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at his home in Slayton.
Daryl was born Aug. 31, 1944, in Slayton to Frans and Nora (Larson) Nelson. He grew up in Slayton and graduated from Slayton High School in 1962. Following high school Daryl attended Worthington Community College in Worthington. Daryl served in the National Guards for six years. On Nov. 12, 1966, he and Frances “Fran” Somers were married at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Avoca. Following their marriage they made their home in Slayton where Daryl worked for Nobles Cooperative Electric as a lineman. They later divorced. On Aug. 10, 1984, he and Jeaneen (Kesteloot) Stelter were married at St. Mary’s Chapel in Marshall. Following their marriage they made their home in Slayton. Daryl later became a line foreman for Nobles Cooperative Electric. Daryl retired in 2006 after 42 years of service. Daryl was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He taught gun safety training for 13 years, was a member of the Slayton Optimist Club, served on the Slayton / Murray County Central School Board, and Slayton Country Club Board. Daryl was very active with the Murray County DFL and Senate District #22 presently serving as treasurer for both. Daryl enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, fishing, bird watching, woodworking, golfing, time at the cabin and serving as a volunteer reader for second grades at West Elementary for eight years. Daryl was a handyman, jack-of-all-trades and a perfectionist in all he did. His most treasured moments and happiest times were times he spent with his 11 grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Jeaneen Nelson of Slayton; four children Brenda (John) Koniar of Minneapolis, Debra (Mark) Larsen of Cologne, Mike (Chantelle) Stelter of Slayton and Ryan (Gretchan) Stelter of Marshall; special family friend, Becky Cherop of Little Canada; 11 grandchildren and four siblings and their spouses, Charles D. (Margaret) Nelson of Slayton, Mayme (Larry) Halverson of Marshall, Bev Gylling of Tyler and Shirley (Pat) Brosseau of Cottage Grove; mother-in-law, Carol Kesteloot of Marshall; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Donald Nelson, one brother-in-law, Roger Gylling, and father-in-law, Vic Kesteloot.