Nathaniel Blaine Emery Memorial slated for October 23rd

There will be a memorial service for Nathaniel Blaine Emery on Wednesday, October 23rd at the First Congregational Church, 220 W Main Street, Cannon Falls.  Visitation will start at 2:00 p.m. with a service at 4:00 p.m.

Nathaniel Blaine Emery, age 48, of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away on Sept. 22, 2019. He died fighting a lifelong battle with mental illness. He left behind his parents, Chuck and Carol Emery of Cannon Falls, his sister Elizabeth, his brother-in-law, Neil Budzinski, his nephew Eli, and his niece Sylvie, all of Waltham, MA, all of whom Nathan loved and adored. He also left behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers of all ages. Aunt Janet was Nathan’s special friend and soulmate. Don Hernke was Nathan’s special friend and mentor. Harris Nelson was also instrumental in sharing values of life as he taught Nathan to catch northern pike in the Cannon River by Welch.

Nathan attended Cannon Falls Schools; did his Basic Training in U.S. Navy in Florida; earned a 2 year degree in Diesel Mechanics , Dakota County VoTec; earned BS Degree in Economics (graduated with honors), University of Minnesota, Duluth; earned MBA, U of M, Duluth; and got a Series 7 License.

Nathan’s interests included fly-fishing, mountain biking, camping, wood working, mechanical and auto body repair, watching NASCAR, professional sports and movies, dogs (Snoopy, Tar, Lady and Cooper), and almost anything to do with wheels!  Nathan loved traveling and had been to countries in S.E.Asia (Thailand, Laos, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia),  the length of South America from Columbia all the way down to ‘almost’ the southern tip, and a few countries of Europe.

Nathan’s ashes will be scattered in Minnesota, in the Wasatch Mountains and streams in Utah, and in the Fairview Cemetery , Langdon, Iowa, where his parents, sister, brother-in-law, his Aunt Janet and Aunt Arlene will be. Nathan’s grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents are already buried there.