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Donald Nelson

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Donald August Nelson 79, of Longmont passed away April 23, 2014 at Life Care Center. He was born January 29, 1935 in Cheyenne, Wyoming to August and Freda (Brenning) Nelson. Don was a graduate of Mead High School in 1954, served in the US Army from 1958 to 1960. He married Ellen Dreith in Longmont, and they were later divorced. Don was a postal carrier for the US Post Office. He was a member of the Hygiene Volunteer Fire Department for thirty years. He loved horses and was a member of the St. Vrain Roundup Club. A 4-H leader and coach of the Cloverleaf Riders drill team. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Wilbur Nelson and a sister Dorothy Dobbin. Don is survived by a daughter Donna Sue Garretson and husband Mark, a granddaughter Rylee Garretson, two brothers Wayne D. Nelson and wife Cynthia and Ralph Nelson. Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 PM Tuesday April 29, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be 10 AM Wednesday April 30, 2014 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Hygiene Cemetery Hygiene, Colorado. Contributions can be made to Hygiene Volunteer Fire Department and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Share condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.

Published in Longmont Times-Call on Apr. 25, 2014
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