Ryan Nelson, Indian Name, Wabishkii Benaise (White Feather), age 34, of Redby, MN, died Saturday, February 9, 2013 in Bemidji.
Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2013 at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home with Fr. George Ross officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Honorary bearers will be Micheal Good, William Pemberton, Sr., Arnold Pemberton, Jr., Brent Pemberton, Lee Arnold Pemberton, Randy Garrigan, Allen Pemberton, Michael Stillday, Chad Current, Andy Staudt, Robert Pemberton, Sr., Scott Pemberton, Sr., Liam Nelson, Kaleb Pemberton, Arnold Pemberton, Tyler Good, Dave Dudley and Donovan English.
Ryan George Nelson was born December 4, 1978 in Bemidji, MN to Cathy Nelson. He graduated from Bemidji High School in 1997. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and then transferred to the U.S. Navy where he served for 10 years. He served 2 tours in Iraq and in Afghanistan obtaining the rank of E-5. After serving in the Navy he immediately enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard and was currently serving in its ranks. Hunting and fishing were his passions in life. He also coached Bemidji Youth Football and Baseball. He was also active in the National Guard Honor Guard. He was also quite proud of his native heritage.
He is survived by his mother, Cathy Good; step-dad, Quinten Good; children, Lucas Alexander Huewe and Jade Ann Nelson; grandparents, Joan & Russell Nelson; sister, Regina Good; brother, Micheal Good; uncles and aunts, Russell (Jenny) Nelson, Eric Nelson, Lori (Roger) Good and Kristy (Douglas) White; fiancé, Brieanne Bahr.
Online guestbook at www.olsonschwartzfuneralhome.com