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William M. Nelson, 54

William M. Nelson, 54, of Cottage Grove, died unexpectedly on June 23, while doing what he loved, umpiring softball.

Bill graduated from Stillwater High School in 1978. Besides umpiring softball, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, his family, cabin time and any and all sports, including coaching.

He will be missed by his loving wife, Sandy; children Nick, Jake (Vanessa), and Mikki Petricka; grandsons Evan and Clay; siblings Vicki and Mike; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial gathering 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Kok Funeral Home St. Paul Park, 1201 Portland Ave., and continuing the celebration at Sandy's house afterwards.

KOK Funeral Homes.