C.M. "Miles" Nelson (1917 - 2013)

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C. M. "Miles" Nelson

Madison, SD - C.M. "Miles" Nelson, age 95, died at Bethel Lutheran Home on April 4, 2013.

He was born September 8, 1917 at Ellis, SD to Edwin and Signe (Swenson) Nelson. He married Dorothy Schultz at Pipestone, MN on August 7, 1945. She preceded him in death in 2008.

He is survived by three sons - Gary (Barb) of Sioux Falls, Ron and Keith (Jane) of Madison. 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother - Cliff and a sister - Eva.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at St John Lutheran Church with Rev Elizabeth Hoium-Pagnotta officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Graceland Cemetery.

He grew up on a farm by Ellis, SD. He graduated from Winfred High School and served in US Army Air Corps during WWII. He returned to farm northwest of Madison where he farmed all his life until moving to Bethel Apartments in 2003. He served on Lake Central School Board and was a member of St John Lutheran Church, SD Farm Bureau and the American Legion.

The family will be present at 7:00 PM on Friday at the Weiland Funeral Chapel which is in charge of the arrangements.

To send a message of sympathy visit www.weilandfuneralchapel.com.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Apr. 5, 2013
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