In Memory

Christopher Nelson

Christopher Nelson

Christopher Nelson

Having received the Lord’s benediction, Chris, beloved child of God, died peacefully at home today surrounded by his family. Details for the service of Celebration will be available later this week at Bethlehem-church.org. Thank you for all your prayers and love."

Obituary:  Nelson, Pastor Christopher Age 64 of Eden Prairie passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 18th at home surrounded by family and friends. Chris is survived by his wife Deborah, son James (Carly), daughter Alison (Philip), his beloved grandsons Alexander and Caleb, brothers Jeffrey (Marlie), and John (Jacqueline), sister Sarah Kramer (Bruce), and loving family and friends. Chris served at Incarnate Word Lutheran Church- Rochester, NY and St. Philip the Deacon - Plymouth, MN. For the past 23 years, Chris served as Senior Pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Minneapolis, MN. He was a leader, teacher and mentor to many throughout the world. Visitation/reception at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis on June 21st from 5 to 7pm, followed by a Vespers Service. The Memorial Service will be at Central Lutheran Church, 333 S. 12th St, Minneapolis on June 22nd at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider making a donation to Bethlehem Lutheran Church. www.GILLBROTHERS.com Minneapolis 612-861-6088  - StarTribune

     

 



 
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11/11/17 04:07 PM #1    

James Robertshaw

I called Chris in Mpls about 9 years ago when I found out we both lived in MInnesota. Had a very good conversation. I reminded him that in UDHS one afternoon in the assembly hall I walked in after classes were done. He was alone up on the stage in a tuxedo telling a story about a nuclear test that had produced a possible "casualty".  It was a great story and he built up the tension about who it might be.  It ended with him finally announcing that after the blast, on the ground at the test site was foiund laying what appeared to be an unconscious, possibly deceased,  angel.   It was a great story, and told very well; it became a moment I've since thought of many times.  Funny thing was that Chris remembered the story and presentation, but had for the last few years been trying to remember the title. I told him that all these years I believed the title to be  "The Casualty".  God Bless you, Chris.    Jim Robertshaw   

  

 

 


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