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In Memory of Donald Nestrud


4-8PM - Thursday, September 13 - O'Connell Funeral Home, Hudson & 1hr prior to the service at church

Funeral Services

11AM - Friday, September 14 - Redeemer Lutheran Church, Burkhardt

Donald J. Nestrud, age 82, of Hudson, WI passed away on September 9, 2012 at Comforts of Home in River Falls after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. 


Donald was born on August 31, 1930 in Emerald Township, WI to Olaf and Mary (Jensen) Nestrud. On December 15, 1956, he was united in marriage to Virginia Laabs, a marriage that would be blessed with 2 children: David and Jamie. Don worked for over 20 years at Armours Packing Plant in South St. Paul, MN, as well as on his family farm in Hudson. 


Don’s greatest passion in life was farming. His farm, where he raised registered, purebred Angus cattle, was his pride and joy, many said that it was his occupation and hobby all in one. Don proudly served his country in the United States Army, and his time in the service during the Korean conflict afforded him the ability to travel in Europe while stationed in Germany. He was also a 4-H leader for the meat animal project, as well as a supervisor on the St. Joseph town board. 


He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia; sons, Dave (Linda) Nestrud of Hudson, and Jamie (Christine) Nestrud of Hudson; grandchildren, Rachel, Matthew, and Katelyn Nestrud of Hudson; brothers, Leonard (Muriel) Nestrud and Floyd (Marie) Nestrud; sisters, Irene (Vern) Waxon, Ardis Swenson, Anita Smith, and Marlyce (Allan) Huppert; along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.


He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters; and 3 brothers. 


Visitation will be held at 4-8 pm on Thursday, September 13, 2012  at the O’Connell Funeral Home in Hudson. Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, September 14, 2012 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1097 Scott Rd., Burkhardt WI, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will take place at Willow River Cemetery.


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