David Nelson
1945 - 2021
BORN
1945
DIED
2021
David was a free, fun-loving spirit, enjoying life and family. He passed away 10/4/2021 at Castle Peak Senior Living in Eagle, Colorado after a long battle with Lewy's Body dementia.

David was born 3/27/1945 to Mildred Nelson L'Ecuyer and Jesse Nelson in Glascoe, Minnesota. He married his soulmate, Sherry Heck Nelson, and they shared nearly 40 loving years together. He has a brother Don Nelson (Kay) in Overland Park and three step-siblings Sally Smith, Marybeth DeGood, and Robert L'Ecuyer. David has one son, Brett (Janice) in Springfield Oregan. As well as two stepdaughters Melissa Carpenter (Tim) and Lisa Talley (Doug Bristal) who live in Gypsum, Colorado. David is survived by three Grandsons James, Chris, and Derek Nelson in Oregan and three Grandaughters Haley Carpenter (Durango, Co) Kassie Carpenter (Gypsum, Co), and Brandi Talley (Hilo, Hi). He also has three great Grandsons.

David spent most of his life in Lawernce and attended Lawrence High school (class of '63) and KU. He loved boating, traveling the U.S, woodworking, yard work on his John Deer, and spending time with family and friends. David had many endeavors, he was a Landlord, Marketing Director (Holmes International), and was a reorganization expert for struggling small businesses (Doonan Trailers, ReadyBuilt, and others).

It is David's wish that in lieu of a funeral, family and friends in Lawrence/ Kansas City, Sunrise Beach, Mo, and Eagle County, Co, toast the sunset with a favorite beverage and say farewell. We will miss his neverending ability to make us smile.
Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Oct. 7, 2021.
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I see you had some difficult last years. My condolences to your family. Farewell, fellow class of '63 member.
Tyson Travis
School
October 10, 2021
Sherry: So sorry for you and your families loss. And Sherry, my thoughts are with you now as alwaysl Love' Norma
norma harrod
October 10, 2021
Sherry, My condolences to you and yours. I'm remembering how much Larry wanted to see you, Kelvin, and me when he returned to Kansas City not all that long ago. Bismarck School was across the road from the Wise place. Nancy
Nancy Vogel
Other
October 8, 2021
Sherry, so sorry for your loss! I remember having lunch, or possibly a cocktail or two, with David when you and one or two other ladies entered the establishment. After looking the situation over David says "Want to see me get slapped?" as he got up and went to your table. Well, needless to say, he did not get slapped as he spent the rest of that afternoon and the next 40 years at your table. It´s been a long time since I last saw David but lots of fun memories come to mind, and always will, as I raise my glass to the sunset!
Michael Lohmann
Friend
October 8, 2021
We are so sorry...please know we are thinking of you and your family Hugs.. Jim and jill
jim and jill pilch
October 8, 2021
Sherry I was saddened to read about your beloved`s illness and passing. Although I have not seen you guys since LHS, I remember him fondly as he was such a nice guy and you guys made a very cute couple. Praying that wonderful memories will sustain you in the days, months, and years ahead without David. Cynthia Hill Sullivan
Cynthia Hill Sullivan
Friend
October 7, 2021
Sherry and family. I am so sorry to hear of David´s passing. I remember lots of fun times at Perry Lake in his boat "Finally" - named aptly as he had wanted a boat for a long time. We would tie boats together and party down. As I think of him now I remember a really nice guy. I know he will be missed. You´re in my thoughts and prayers.
Bonnie Stephenson
Friend
October 7, 2021
Sorry to hear this about David. Had some fun times with him. Crazy fun guy. Condolences to you and your family Sherry.
Lynn Metzger
School
October 7, 2021
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