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Technical Unit Member Passes from COVID-19

Technical Unit member Ernst Nelson was 52 when he passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021, from COVID-19.  He had been hospitalized with breathing problems and a lack of oxygen.  He is survived by his spouse Lanna and 5 children between ages 23 and 28 years old, the oldest currently serving in the U.S. Army.

Ernst was member of the Technical Unit (UTEA) since 2012 and worked as a Transportation Technician with statewide responsibilities out of the Construction & Technology building in Lansing.  He was quick with a smile and well known throughout the department.  He will be missed.

His wife shared that the children are traveling home and final arrangements are being made. His passing has created a financial hardship on the family as they wait for the insurance policy processing.  She would greatly appreciate any contributions made directly to her to help with these costs and to ease the stress during this difficult time.

If you would like to make a donation to the family, please send a check to:

Lanna Nelson
932 East Thomas L. Parkway
Lansing, MI  48917

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