Nelson, Ronald A. age 86, of Mpls., passed away April 18, 2014 in San Diego. Preceded in death by sister, Margery; daughter, Eileen, and grandson, Bryce. Beloved church musician and composer, Nelson led choirs of all ages at Westwood Lutheran Church for 37 years and composed choral and organ music in vigorous retirement. Survived by wife Betty Lou; children Rachel, Peter (Wendy) and Paul; and grandson Philip. Held in the hearts of friends and countless choir school graduates, "Ronnie's Kids." Memorial service with mass choir Friday, May 16, music at 2:30; service at 3 pm at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials to Westwood Church organ fund, Westwood Nelson Fund, or St. Olaf College Music Scholarship Fund.

Published on May 11, 2014

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