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Obituary: Douglas Alan Nelson


June 5, 2020

Douglas A. Nelson, 66, of Cloquet passed away May 29, 2020.

He was born July 26, 1953 in Virginia, Minnesota to Arthur and Helia (Autio) Nelson.

Doug graduated from Cotton High School and was united in marriage to Sharyl Konstenius in 1987. He retired after 28 years as a lab technician at Specialty Minerals. Doug enjoyed bowling, and bowled in leagues at Skyline Lanes, Country Lanes North, and the Incline Station in Duluth. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping, and he coached baseball.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sharyl Nelson; and siblings Betty, Russell, Rose and Phyllis.

He is survived by his son, Michael (Alaina) Konstenius; grandchildren, Paul and Jonathan Konstenius; brother Duane (Linda) Nelson; and sister Eleanor Spehar.

A Celebration of Life for Doug will be held 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 26 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. To leave an online condolence, visit the guest book at


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