Obituary Record

Donald Dean Nelson
Died on 4/6/2000
Buried in Holy Cross (Catholic Church) Cemetery

Don Nelson, 69

Services for Don Nelson, 69, of Blair will be at 10 a.m., Monday, April 10, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 9, at the church.

Survivors are his wife, Rosemary; five daughters, Karol Svoboda of Blair; Kathy Nelson of Mondamin, Iowa; Kristy Hoffman of Lincoln; Kelly Boston of Olathe, Kan.; and Karla Moore of Elkhorn; his mother, Elsie Nelson of Genoa; his brother, Roger Nelson of Genoa; and a sister, Virginia Klassen of Fullerton.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald D. Nelson, 69


Donald D. Nelson, 69, of Blair, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at his home.

Services were Monday, April 10, 2000, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Blair.

Don D. Nelson was born Jan. 6, 1931, to Kenneth and Elsie (Backman) Nelson, in St. Edward.

He attended school in St. Edward, graduating in 1948.

On Jan. 2, 1952, he married Rosemary Held in St. Edward.

Shortly after his marriage, on Feb. 20, 1952, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was discharged on Feb. 2, 1954.

He farmed in the Genoa area for 12 years before moving to Blair in 1966. He worked for the Blair Cattle Company and then drove trucks for Tyson Elevator for 22 years before retiring in 1998.

He was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church and the Blair American Legion.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, playing cards, watching football and the Chicago Cubs.

He is survived by his mother, Elsie Nelson of Genoa. Also, he is survived by his wife, Rosemary of Blair; five daughters and sons-in-law, Karol and Norm Svoboda of Blair, Kathy Nelson and fiancé, Gary Bahm of Mondamin, Iowa, Kristy and Tom Hoffman of Lincoln, Kelly and Dan Boston of Olathe, Kan., Karla and Barry Moore of Elkhorn: a brother-in-law, Roger and Virginia Nelson of Genoa. And he is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Lawrence Klassen of Fullerton.

Furthermore he is survived by seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth.

Memorials are suggested to the church or the Blair Rescue Squad.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~