Peter Jon Nelson, 34

Published 8:43 am Friday, July 19, 2019

Peter Jon Nelson, 34

Peter Jon Nelson, 34, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Austin.

Peter was born July 2, 1985, in Austin to Rick and Jean (Davis) Nelson. He graduated from Austin High School in 2003 and attended Riverland Community College, where he graduated with a degree in maintenance and mechanics. On June 19, 2012, he married Breanna McKay at Crane Community Chapel in Austin. Peter worked at the Austin High School as a maintenance mechanic. He was a lifelong resident of Austin and a member of the Crane Community Chapel. Peter enjoyed spending time with his family, boating, fishing and canoeing. He was an awesome hockey player and was great with his children.

Survivors include his wife, Breanna Nelson of Austin; two sons, Beau Arens of Austin and Henry Nelson of Austin; daughter, Claire Nelson of Austin; parents, Rick and Jean Nelson of Austin; three brothers, Derek Nelson of Austin, Nathan Nelson of Austin and Jay (Amy) Nelson of Greenfield, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

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Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019, at Crane Community Chapel in Austin with Pastor Dale Christianson officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Services are performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at