Mark R. Nelson, 67, of Belmond, Iowa, died on August 24, 2021. He was born in Belmond on May 26, 1954 to Reuben and Eleonore (Gudim) Nelson. He was born in Belmond and graduated from Belmond High School. He and was a farmer and lifelong resident of Belmond. Mark was a kind and caring man who was always available to anyone who needed his help. He could fix just about anything from farm equipment, cars, motorcycles, home repairs/remodeling and computers. He enjoyed working with the Belmond Historical Museum doing various projects. One of his favorites was scanning old glass photo slides and photos which he shared on the Facebook page – You know you are from Belmond, IA if you remember….. He was a member of the St. Olaf Cemetery board. Mark was always a devoted husband to his wife especially when she was ill. He had a soft place in his heart for animals. We will miss the mischievous twinkle in his eyes and the great stories of his adventures.
He was preceded in death by his wife Cathy, his parents, his grandparents -Nickolie and Emelia Nelson and Albert and Margit Gudim, brother-in-law Dallas Backer and nephew Joseph. He is survived by sisters-Sonja Backer and family, Beth (Brian) Toftey and family, Carol (Greg) Krasieski and family, brother-Joel (Sue) Nelson and family, stepdaughter Brandy Nix and family and many other friends and family.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 25 from 12:30pm to 3pm. followed by services at 3:30pm at Andrews Funeral Home in Belmond, IA.
Memorials can be sent to The Belmond Historical Museum, the Bark Park in Belmond, IA, St. Olaf Cemetery, and The Wright County Hospice or your choice of charity.
Funeral Services are being handled by Andrews Funeral Homes, Belmond, IA 641-444-4474 www.andrewsfuneralhomeandfloral.com. We will also be live-streaming the services on Sept. 25, 2021 on Andrews Funeral Home facebook page.