Caring Announcements

George Nelson Jr., 88, of Lutsen, died Friday, May 9, 2014 at home.

He was born on June 6, 1925 to George U. and Inga (Toftey) Nelson Sr. in Duluth. He was known as "Bub" to many of his friends.

At age 18 he left home to join the 10th Mountain Division, a skiing division of the army. He trained at Camp Hale in Colorado, close to what is now known as Vail Ski Resort. He saw action in the Apennines of Italy with the C-85th. When he returned home, he attended Michigan State University graduating with a Bachelor degree in Hotel Administration.

Upon returning home to help run the family business, Lutsen Resort, George saw the potential for a ski area in the hills behind the Resort. The ski area was one of the many pioneering visions that George had to develop and promote the Lutsen area. He developed and ran the Lutsen Ski Area, Lutsen Sea Villas, and was a partner in Lutsen Development Company. He wanted to benefit Cook County with the development of a scenic and challenging golf course and so donated land for that use. Superior National Golf is the course now situated on the donated family land. George always remembered what his grandfather and father told him, " Lutsen has been good to the Nelsons, so the Nelsons will be good to Lutsen".

George was passionate about: Lutsen, skiing, hunting in South Dakota, fishing at Isle Royale, golf, friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Inga Nelson; sister, Norinne Peet; and son, George (Nibs) Nelson, III.

George is survived by wife, Patti; daughters Rebecca (Daryl) Nelson- Harris of Auburn, CA, Cynthia Nelson of Vail, CO, Traci (Thomas “Smokey”) Nelson- Boyer of Colorado Springs, CO, and Terri (Dr. Joseph) deNatale of Pittsfield, ME; grandchildren Alden and Nelson Harris, Joe and Luke deNatale.


Friends and family are invited to a memorial gathering for Florence Lalli on Sunday May 18th. from 1 - 3pm, at the Sawtooth Ridges Apartments social room.

Florence passed away on Thursday May 8th.

Come share your memories of Florence with others.

 


A Memorial and Celebration of Ranger Bob Maki's life will be at 4:00 pm, Friday, May 2, 2014 at the American Legion in Grand Marais.  Chicken dinner to follow ceremony.  Join us in sharing stories and memories of Bob in a celebration of his adventurous life.  Condolences and remembrances of Ranger Bob may be sent to his children Janelle and Cal Maki, PO Box 521004, Big Lake, Alaska  99652.


Ranger Bob

A Memorial and Celebration of Ranger Bob Maki's life will be at 4:00 pm, Friday, May 2, 2014 at the American Legion in Grand Marais.  Chicken dinner to follow ceremony.  Join us in sharing stories and memories of Bob in a celebration of his adventurous life.  Condolences and remembrances of Ranger Bob may be sent to his children Janelle and Cal Maki, PO Box 521004, Big Lake, Alaska  99652.


Two Thursdays ago while at a friends house, Jan was struck with an stroke like illness. She was trasported to St. Luke's in Duluth where she was diagnosed with a brain bleed. Her recovery is going along well but will be some time before she can go home.