Chad Matthew Nelson was born on October 6, 1973, in Bagley, Minnesota to parents Gary and Maxine (Solheim) Nelson. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Eddy Township and graduated from Bagley High School in 1992.
After high school, Chad began his career in trucking by hauling grain in the Bagley area. Then, he and his father went into business together, purchasing their own trucks. Chad hauled hot oil for the next 6 years. Currently he was driving for FreightEx where he had worked for many years. He and his fiancé were living in Goodridge, Minnesota.
Chad liked driving nearly anything that had a motor. whether it was a lawn mower or a big rig or anything in between. He especially loved riding motorcycle. He also enjoyed fishing.
Chad had a good sense of humor and loved to tease (especially his nieces and nephews). He will be remembered as a kind soul who would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
Survivors include his parents, Gary and Maxine Nelson of Bagley, fiancé, Nichole Glenn of Goodridge, MN; two daughters, Nitasha Worley of Plymouth, MN, and Cassie Nelson (Tyler Marty) of Bagley, MN; two step children, Paige (Emmie) Fenney of Kennedy, MN, and Tyler Smith of Thief River Falls, MN; grandchildren, Isaac Grondin and Josiah Karst.
Also surviving are Chad’s siblings, Rhonda Nelson of Bagley, MN, and Erick (Wendy) Nelson of Bagley, MN; five nieces and nephews, Jackson, Cora, Charles, Jefferson and Annika Nelson; numerous aunts, uncles and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his infant brother, Daren; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and one aunt, Corrine Solheim.