Donald Nelson, 70, Wells

Published 2:34 pm Thursday, September 23, 2010

Donald C. Nelson, 70, of Wells died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester with his family by his side.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1940, in Detroit Lakes. He was the son of Clifford and Lucille (Kramer) Nelson. Donald graduated from Lake Park High School and following his schooling, worked at a meat packing house in West Fargo. He married Carol Mae Bakken in Lake Park in 1958. Donald moved to New Richland in 1971 and he worked as a USDA meat inspector until retiring in 2008. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, hunting, music and going to the casino. He also served as a union officer.

Donald is survived by eight children: Deborah (Bill) Walker of Rochester, David Nelson of Oregon, Doug Nelson of Waseca, Curt Nelson of Waseca, Sue (Rock) Pagel of Waseca, Brian (Lisa) Nelson of Waseca, Mark (Serina) Nelson of Hartland and Mike Nelson of Waseca; 19 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his special friend, Mary and one sister, Shirley (Mike) Como of Blaine. He was preceded in death by his parents, one great-grandchild, one sister, Delores Frantzen, and one nephew.

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Funeral services will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals in Waseca. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca.