Lester Donald Ackert Nelson born July 28, 1928, at St. Ansgar Hospital in Moorhead MN, to Ralph and Edna (Martin) Nelson.
Lester attended Golden Ridge School in Fargo ND, and Lincoln Junior and Senior High in Moorhead, where he graduated 1946. Lester graduated from Moorhead State Teachers College the fall of 1950.
Lester entered the US Army in September of 1950 and was discharged in 1952. He began working for Northern Pacific Railroad in August of 1952 and retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in August of 1990.
Lester married Joan Hendrix Rosel on August 21, 1953, at First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd, MN.
Lester died Wednesday, September 14, 2022, in Sanford Hospice House, Fargo, at ninety-four years of age.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Joan; his parents; four brothers; son, Daniel; and grandson, Timothy.
He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca; granddaughter, Jessica; grandson, Jason; and great-grandchildren, Adalyn Boyce, and Harper and Emery Robinson; and many other nieces and nephews.
No services are planned at this time.