Eugene Nelson

Eugene Paul “Beano” Nelson, 62, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 27, 2021.

He was born March 4, 1959 in Crookston, Minn., to Ernest A. and June E. (Hanson) Nelson.

He moved to Sweet Home in 1968 and lived here most of his life.

Mr. Nelson worked at the O&M tire shop in his younger years. Later he worked at Mary’s River Mill for many years and then went on to work at multiple mills.

He was a car collector, a huge NASCAR fan, and a pool shark.

Mr. Nelson is survived by his sons Jayson and Jamie Nelson; sisters Bonnie Mason, Rhonda Nelson, Connie Moyer, and Wanda; brother Vern Nelson; three grandchildren; and his beloved dog Lexi.

He was preceded in death by his mother, June Nelson; father Ernest Nelson; brother Wayne Nelson; and brother-in-law Lance Mason.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.