Interment will take place at Little Sioux Lutheran Cemetery in rural Milford. Military services will be provided by Glen Pedersen Post No. 1 - American Legion.
Dave passed away at the Lakes Regional Healthcare Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008.
David Wayne Nelson, the son of Theodore Martin and Ruth Strelow Nelson, was born Sept. 29, 1941 in Spencer. His childhood years were spent in the Royal area, where he attended and graduated from Royal Community School. Following his schooling, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Conflict.
David married Nola Marilyn Parks on May 6, 1966 at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. Following their marriage, they lived in the Royal, Spencer, and Terril area, where David ran heavy equipment, dozers and scrapers doing farm excavating and later on road work. After his retirement in 2006 after 35 years in the heavy equipment industry, he started up and was president of N & N Bio Recycling with his son Clint. He was a member of the Little Sioux Lutheran Church in rural Milford.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jason Nelson; and a brother, Robert Nicolas.
David is survived by his wife, Nola of Terril; one son, Clint Nelson of Spencer; one daughter: Kristi Kautzman of Graettinger; a daughter-in-law, Gina Kellen and husband, Tony of Alton; two grandchildren; his mother-in law, Garnet Babbitt of Nickerson, Neb.; three brothers: Phil Nelson and wife, Lisa of Harlingen, Texas, Martin Nelson and wife, Pam of Parker, Colo., and Paul Nelson and wife, Sheila of Dittmer, Mo.; and one sister, Bertha Ann Ritchart and husband, Skip of Royal.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.