William D. Nesset, 1939

WILLIAM D. NESSET of Gulf Shores, Ala., died April 30, 2012, at age 95. Dr. William Dean Nesset, a native of Canby, Minn., and a resident of Gulf Shores, Ala., passed away Monday, April 30, 2012. Dr. Nesset had a private practice in Minneapolis for 31 years. He retired to Fairhope, Ala., in 1984 and moved to Gulf Shores in 1993. He attended Luther College and University of Minnesota Medical School. He was an avid skier, golfer and traveler. He loved the mountains, beach and family. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mary T. Nesset of Gulf Shores; son, Eric W. (Yvonne Stinson) Nesset of Thomasville, Ga; daughters, Carrie M. (John) Tietz of Excelsior, Minn., Laurie J. (Dan) Ellis of Heber City, Utah, Joan E. (Chris) Wilson of Shorewood, Minn.; nine grandchildren, Christian, Erik (Helen) and Jonathan Tietz, Sarah, Cailin and Brenna Ellis, Kelly, Drew and Derek Akins; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, LAWREN NESSET ’33, ELDRED NESSET ’36, and PAUL NESSET ’40. A Celebration of Life service was held May 4, 2012 at St. Jude's By The Sea Lutheran Church, Gulf Shores, Ala. Memorial contributions may be made to Concordia Seminary, Seminary Advancement Office-Loeber Hall, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105-3196 or Odyssey Hospice, 9805 Millwood Circle, Suite D. Daphne, AL 36526.