Funeral services are set for Hall of Fame rodeo cowboy Alvin Nelson. A native of Mobridge, South Dakota, Nelson died Dec. 23 at a hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, at the age of 80.

In his illustrious career, Alvin won the saddle bronc world championship in 1957. He qualified for five Wrangler National Finals Rodeos. He won the saddle bronc riding average at the finals in 1961 and 1962 and also won the all-around title in 1961.

Nelson is a member of two national rodeo halls of fame, as well as halls of fame in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Montana.

The funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday in Watford City, North Dakota.

For more information, see South Dakota Rodeo Hall of Fame

The Associated Press contributed to this report