LeRoy was born December 29, 1943 to Arthur and Delores (Carlson) Nelson in Litchfield. He was raised in Mora and graduated from Mora High School. LeRoy joined the Marine Corps in 1963. LeRoy was honorably discharged in 1966. Upon returning to Minnesota he married Sandra Fredin on March 2, 1968. They made their home in Blaine, Ham Lake and then in early 90’s they moved to rural Isanti.
LeRoy’s passion was working in the shop on cars, he even raced a few back in the day. He also enjoyed sitting on the dock fishing.
LeRoy A. Nelson, Jr. died February 25, 2015 at home at the age of 71 years, 1 month and 27 days. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by step-dad, Carrol Joseph Nelson and sister, Marlys Hudson.
LeRoy is survived by his wife, Sandra; two children, Dana (Brian) Ness and Darin (Angela) Nelson; grandchildren, Whitney Wies, Ethan (Kendra) Wies, Chase Nelson, Devin Nelson; great-grandchild, Jack Wies; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a lot of friends.