Nathan John Avery, 46, of Wanamingo, died Friday, March 29, 2024 at St. Marys Hospital as the result of a head injury.

He was born December 2, 1977 in Owatonna, Minnesota the son of Mark and Vicky (Hanson) Avery. He grew up in West Concord and attended Triton School.

At a young age, he began working with his father running equipment, then worked for Jason French on his farm, L & D Recycling, Hutton Drainage, and was currently a heavy equipment operator at B.H. Heselton Construction.

Nathan was a quiet, caring, and generous person. He was the one you called when you needed help, knowing he’d be right there for you. Nate was fearless and adventurous (always willing to try new things), a problem solver (he knew how to fix most things), and dedicated to his work, which he loved.

He was married to Jackie Morten and they were blessed with two children, Jordyn and Rylan.  He loved children and was a good teacher.  He enjoyed family time and was fond of his dogs.

He is survived by his children, Jordyn (Greysen) Deblaay of Kasson and Rylan Avery of Kasson; partner, Erin Fjerstad of Wanamingo; mother, Vicky Avery of Wanamingo; siblings, Heidi (Tony) Mueller of Ramsey, Heather Avery Overson of Mantorville and Mark “Tony” (Jamie) Avery of West Concord; step-children, Dylan (Makayla) Fitzpatrick of Rochester and Kirsten (Matt) Schultz of Waltham; grandchildren, Weston and Hazel Deblaay, Bryant, Maverick, Logan and Eli Fitzpatrick and Waylon Schultz and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Avery; grandparents, Lloyd and LaVonne Avery and John and Elaine Hanson; close cousin, Johnathon Lowery and other relatives.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna on Wednesday, April 3rd from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and on Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna with Pastor Jim Avery officiating.  Interment will be in the Concord Cemetery in Concord Township.