Burial took place at the Scandinavian Cemetery at a later date.
Dave passed away on Dec. 31, 2007.
David D. Nelson was born to Arnold and Jean (Warme) Nelson on July 31, 1954.
His first job was as a tire changer and full service station attendant at Alta Standard Station for Tom Grigg at the age of 10. Dave attended Alta Schools and graduated with the class of 1972. While in high school, he participated in football. After graduation, he attended Iowa Central Community College obtaining his degree in Automotive Repair. Dave then worked at Alta Lumber.
On July 20, 1974, he married Deb Anderson. To this union, two sons were born: Neil and Tate. On June 20, 1992, he married Gigi Ciechanowski.
Dave later was affiliated with Waddell Lumber and in 2002 was employed at VT Industries in Holstein.
Dave was a member of the Alta Fire Department, Alta Board of Adjustment, and Trinity Lutheran Church.
Dave is survived by his wife, Gigi; sons: Tate and wife, Michelle of Wayne, Neb., Neil and wife, Kristen of Johnston, and Joey of Cedar Falls; daughter, Susie and husband, Corey of Waterloo; three grandchildren; his mother, Jean Nelson of Spencer; and brothers Bruce and wife, Linda of Glidden, and James "Harv" and wife, Barb of Spencer, and Dan "Booner" and wife, Susan -- both of Spencer.
Jensen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.