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Merlin Leroy Nelson

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Merlin was born on September 30, 1932 and passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Merlin was a resident of Crosby, Minnesota at the time of passing.

Kip graduated from the Crosby-Ironton High School, class of 1950.

He then served in the Minnesota National Guard from 1950 to 1952 and then the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1961.

A Funeral Mass will be held 9:00 am on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Crosby. Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby with full military honors given by the Myrin-James American Legion Post #433, Ironton. Visitation will be held on Friday at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby from 4 to 7 pm with a prayer service at 7. Visitation at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Crosby from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on April 13, 2018.