Richard H. Nelson
Richard H. Nelson, 84, formerly of Arlington, died on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown. Memorial visitation will be 2pm to 4pm, Sunday, January 26 at Rude's Funeral Home in Brookings.
Richard H. Nelson was born on June 18, 1929 to Clarence and Lela Nelson in Volga, SD. He attended country school in Brookings County.
Richard enlisted in the United States Navy
in 1951 and served during the Korean War
and was discharged in 1955. He worked at various jobs until joining his father in farming until his retirement. He moved to Watertown in 2006 and lived there until the time of his death.
He is survived by his brother, Clinton (Donna) Nelson of Watertown, SD; three sisters, Helen Fine of San Antonio, TX, Elinor Pedro of Vancouver, WA, Kay Steevens of Kelso, WA and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; brothers; Glen, George, Robert, Gene, sisters; Dorothy Swartos, Maxine Liebsch, Betty Nelson and Sharon Glawe.