Services for Wayne Sherman Nelson

Wayne Sherman Nelson,57, of Leonard, Minnesota died unexpectantly on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Sanford Bagley Medical Center.


A private graveside service will be held with a Celebration of Life taking place at a later date.  Interment will be at the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Leonard, Minnesota. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.


Wayne was born March 6, 1963 in Fosston, Minnesota the son of Gary and Rosella (Oien) Nelson.

He was one of four children. He attended school and graduated from Clearbrook High School.  After high school, Wayne earned a degree in electricity and electronics from Mankato Vocational Technical Institute. He moved to Oklahoma and began his career with Aconite, working in various states including Texas and Georgia.  Aconite was purchased by Michaels and Wayne continued his career with them from 1991-2019. Wayne moved backed to Minnesota in 1991. 


He and Wanda Torgerson were united in marriage July 3, 1993.  In 2019, Wayne started his own business, Nelsons HDD Consulting.  He was currently consulting for North Central Services (NCS) and Clifty Group.  Wayne enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, grilling, cooking birthday cakes, and Hot Roddin’.  You could always find Wayne working in his shop on anything especially cars.  He was a member of Elim Lutheran Brethren Church in Clearbrook, MN.  Family was very important to Wayne and he will be missed tremendously.


He is survived by his wife -Wanda Nelson of Leonard, MN

Daughter- Angelica Nelson of Puposky, MN

Son- Noah Nelson of Shevlin, MN

Stepsons- Dallas Torgerson of Leonard, MN

Vance Torgerson of Williston, ND

Tyler Torgerson of Leonard MN

Honorary grandchildren- Timothy and Kassidy

Siblings- Linda (David) Quern of Gonvick, MN

Paul (Rachel) Nelson of Clearbrook, MN

Byron (Jennifer) Nelson of Clearbrook, MN

Numerous nephews


He was preceded in death by his parents Gary and Rosella Nelson


Messages of condolence may be sent to


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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