In Memory of




Obituary for Karl Erik Nelson

March 31, 1956 - December 25, 2022

Karl leaves his sister Lori/Kevin Knight, Uncle Marcel, Cousins, and their families here and in Detroit, MI. and many friends.

Many thanks to the E.M.S. and the W.P.S. for their compassion and help.

Karl graduated from U of M with a B.S. in Mathematics. He was a CGA and worked as a controller and public accountant. Karl then became a computer technology specialist and was a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. His last position was with the Manitoba Metis Federation, and he retired in 2012.
Karl had a life-long interest in chess and was past president of the WCC and MCA. He was the principal organizer of the 1986 Canadian Open Chess Championship held in Winnipeg where some of the top players in the world participated, including two Grand Masters from the Soviet Union and three from Iceland. Some of his many other interests were bridge, fly-fishing, short-wave radio DXER, magic, history, sports, cooking, music, and movies.

As per his wishes, there is no funeral. A celebration of life will be held in the spring to be announced.

Karl loved cats, and a donation in Karl’s name to an animal shelter is welcome.

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