Barry M. Nelson, 71, of Como Park, died suddenly in Phoenix, Ariz., on March 11. Barry was president of Barness Shaver and Appliance in Minneapolis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Lucile (née Dresser) Nelson, and niece, Laurie Nelson. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Esther (née Orf); children, Thomas (Sarah Paine), Michelle (Barry) Nelson Learn and Mary; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Bruce (Kristine) Nelson and Omar (Eliza Roaring Springs).
A memorial service was held April 9 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in St. Paul.