Donald Nelson

September 9, 1931 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 90)


Donald Edward Nelson, formerly of Spencer, passed away early Oct. 21, 2021, while living at Marshfield Health Services at the age of 90.

Don is survived by his sister, Joanne (Bob) Terry; and his children, Karen (Kevin) Lentzen, Steven (Elkie) Nelson, Tom (Gayle) Nelson, Robert Nelson, Kim Hudack and Paul Nelson; also many grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

Don was born Sept 9, 1931, to Lenard & Grace Nelson in Cadott. He married Marion Richtmeyer in 1954 and lived in Racine. He worked in a machine shop. They divorced in 1968. Don then married Laura Rogers in 1971 and moved to Spencer. He worked at Land O Lakes. He enjoyed wood working  and made toy boxes and bassinetts for his grandchildren. They enjoyed camping. Don also loved fishing and hunting with his sons. After Laura passed away in 2004, Don enjoyed spending time with his special friend, Patti. They enjoyed going out to eat, cards & a good dice game. Don also had a faithful companion, his little dog Bella, whom he loved to take rides with.

Don is preceded in death by his wife, Laura; and son, Daniel Nelson; 4 sisters and a brother.

A service is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. with a service at 11:00 a.m. at Hansen Schilling Funeral Home (201 South LaSalle Street) in Spencer.

The family would like to thank Touch of Home & Marshfield Health Services for his care the last few years.

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October 27, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home

Funeral Service
October 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home

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