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Thomas Oliver Nelson

May 2, 1943 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Thomas Nelson Obituary

Thomas Oliver Nelson

Aged 80, former teacher, ditched out of his last period class to trade in his Goldwing Motorcycle for a different set of wings on March 17th, 2024.  Preceded in death by: his wife of 42 years, Lynne (2014), his loving mother, Rose (2005); father Oliver (1965); brother-in-law Roger Johnson (2022); niece Jennifer (2018); dogs, Tucker and Skipper.  Survived by Children; Rebecca Bailey (Chad), Ann-Marie King (Scott), Peter, Tim (Kirsten), and Ted.  Sister, Mary Ellen Johnson. Many beloved grandchildren, family & friends. Tom was a life-long learner, teacher, and ski coach in the Woodbury School District.  His ability to see the beauty and value in things others might consider junk, has been passed on to several generations of students.  Mass of Christian Burial 10AM Saturday at Holy Presence Catholic Community, located at St Paul’s United Church of Christ 900 Summit Avenue.  Visitation 4-7 PM Friday at O’Halloran & Murphy Chapel 575 S. Snelling Ave in St Paul (651) 698-0796 and at church 1 hr. prior to Mass. Memorials preferred to the Pillars Hospice Home, Oakdale (651) 444-4060 and Department of Indian Works, Interfaith Action of St. Paul (651) 461-3102.

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