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John Lee Nelson

April 25, 1974 — August 11, 2023

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John Lee Nelson, 49, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on August 11th, 2023. John was born on April 25th, 1974, to Clyde Axel Nelson and Sharon Marie Nelson (Kline) in St James, Minnesota. John grew up and attended school in Madelia, Minnesota. After leaving his childhood home, John made his way to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he enjoyed working as a taxi driver.         In 2006 John met Judith Virginia Geshick, a fellow taxi driver, while they were parked on the same taxi stand.

From their first interaction, they were both captivated and enamored with each other, becoming instantly inseparable. They were married on December 24th, 2009, and had two precious daughters, Shanna (15) and Alyssa (13), who he cherished and adored. There was no other place he ever wanted to be than at home with his family. After studying for and receiving his Class A Commercial Driver’s License in 2014 the family moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota. Settling into their new home, John thrived in working as a truck driver for Holland M Bar D in Grand Forks, and Bell Energy Dakota Petroleum Services in Killdeer, North Dakota.

John was a considerate and kind soul, with an infectious sense of humor and cheerfulness that infused those around him. He will be deeply missed and forever mourned.

John joins in heaven his father Clyde Nelson, stepfather Wesley Olson, father-in-law Joseph Geshick II and sister-in-law Denise Geshick.

He leaves behind his wife Judy Nelson, daughters Shanna Nelson, and Alyssa Nelson. Mother Sharon Olson, brother Bruce Nelson, uncles Richard Kline and Rodger Kline, aunt Shirley Hall, cousin Lois Rokeh (Tim), and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Amundson Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the start of the service.
Burial will be held at Memorial Park North Cemetery, Grand Forks.

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