Rick Nelson, age 30 of River Falls, Wis. died on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 as the result of an automobile accident.
Rick was born the son of Robert and Nancy (Werner) Nelson on June 8, 1978 in Pipestone. He graduated from the Morris Area High School with the class of 1996. In 2002 Rick moved to River Falls. He became an active member of Servant of the Shepherd Church, softball and football teams, AA and NA. He worked for the Designer Door Company. Rick loved his daughter, sports, music and his dog J.C. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence Nelson, Maynard Werner, and Vivian Shington. He is survived by his daughter, Heaven Lee Nelson of River Falls; parents, Robert and Nancy Nelson of Garfield; brother, Rob Nelson of Washington, D.C.; sisters, Sandra Nelson of Morris, and Linda (Barry Mielke) Parson of Osakis; many nieces and nephews; grandmother, Mabel Nelson of Wilmar; godson, Isaiah Cooper of River Falls; and many more relatives and friends. A memorial service was held on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 at Servant of the Shepherd Church in River Falls. Honorary pallbearers were Brandon Boettcher, Derek Parson, Alex Plocker, Brad Parson, Valerie Plocker, and Megan Boettcher. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Ricky Nelson Memorial Fund care of the River Falls State Bank. Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.