Gary Lee Nelson, 59, of Babbitt, dies

Gary Lee Nelson, 59, of Babbitt, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was born in Winton to Marvin and Marjorie (Preblich) Nelson. He attended Ely Memorial High School. He was a gaming technician at Fortune Bay.
He was preceded in death by his brother Dale and father Marvin Nelson and step-father Roy Ojala. He is survived by his children: Cherish Kachmarzinski of Babbitt and Garry Nelson Jr of Michigan, ND; mother Marjorie Ojala of Ely; granddaughters: Braelynn and Haven Chavers of Babbitt.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. with visitation an hour prior at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.