Dwaine H. Nelson, age 78, of Isanti passed away March 3, 2017 surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 8th at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti. A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 7th at Strike Funeral Home- CAMBRIDGE Chapel and also one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Interment Isanti Union Cemetery. Military Honors will be presented by Isanti VFW Post 2735. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
Dwaine was born on June 19, 1938 on the family farm in Isanti to Harold and Marvel Nelson. He lived there until he graduated from Cambridge High School in 1956. He then joined the U.S. Navy for 4 years until he was called home to help his mother on the farm when his dad became ill.
On April 23, 1960 he married Charlene Jenison at Cambridge Lutheran Church. Dwaine & Char lived in the Isanti area for 56 years and Dwaine was a home builder in the area for 30 years. He was part of various community organizations such as Past President of The Isanti Lions, member of Faith Lutheran Church, Ducks Unlimited, Purple Hawk Country Club and Isanti County Sportsmens Club. Dwaine also played softball until the age of 60. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and wintering in Mesa, AZ, but especially loved spending time at the deer shack in Lancaster, MN.
Dwaine’s grandchildren and great grandchildren were the love of his life. Dwaine will be remembered as a loyal and caring friend and will be missed by many.
Dwaine is survived by his wife, Charlene; children, Brian (Julie) Nelson and Pat (Mike) Swedeen both of Cambridge, MN; four grandchildren, Eric (Amanda) Swedeen, Lisa (Grant) Guetschoff, Tyler Nelson, Travis (MacKenzi) Nelson; four great grandchildren, Carson, Braiden & (baby boy due in March) Swedeen, Trevor and Addison Guetschoff ; brother, Douglas (Lucy) Nelson of Brownsville, Texas; and by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.