Robert (Rob) Nelson (age 38) passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2023. Rob was born on November 14, 1984, in Cambridge, Minnesota, to Robert Nelson, Sr. and Yvonne Stoltenberg.
Robert Nelson served in the Army National Guard while in Minnesota and in Florida. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on the farm and their family home. Rob was passionate in any outdoor activities where he could spend time with his family and loved ones.
In 2009, Rob moved to Florida where he met his wife, Erica Gatto-Nelson. Rob and Erica have been happily married for 10 years and have two beautiful children, Angelina, (age 8) and Brooks, (age 5).
Rob dedicated his time to being an incredible father, husband, brother, son, and wonderful friend to so many in his communities in both Florida and Minnesota. He drove a rock truck with CFT for the last 5 years where he enjoyed his job and took tremendous pride in being able to provide for his family.
Rob’s greatest joy in life was his family. He touched the lives of so many people through his involvement in coaching t-ball and softball, and spending time with a large group of family and friends. He will be most remembered for how passionately he loved his family and friends, for his selflessness, and for always having a positive attitude.
Robert Nelson is survived by his wife, Erica Gatto-Nelson, daughter Angelina Nelson, son Brooks Nelson, his parents Robert Nelson, Sr. and Yvonne Stoltenberg (Brett), grandfather Richard Nelson, sister Katharina (Kat) Nelson, brother-in-law Johnathon Boyles, nephew Kaiden Boyles, mother-in-law Mary Napolitano, father-in law Bob Napolitano, brother-in-law John Gatto, aunts Elizabeth Nelson and Winnie Nelson, uncles Chad Nelson and Shawn Nelson, and cousins Matt Nelson and Laura Nelson.
Rob’s Celebration of life will be held at The Plantation Resort in Crystal River, FL on Saturday, July 29th, 2023, from 10am-1pm. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that any contributions be made to a savings account for his children. Money can be wired directly to Regions Bank with account # 0335345276.
The family has asked that those who plan to attend the service to please bring a picture of a memory you shared with Rob and a memory note on the back. This will be saved for his wife, daughter, and son to look back on over the years for how many lives Rob had touched in his time here on earth.