In Memory of

David E. Nelson

May 25, 1936 - September 25, 2021
From: Lohrville, IA

Lohrville – David E. Nelson 85, of Port Orange, Florida, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, Gowrie, with Pastor Jim Davis officiating.  Burial of casket will be at Lost Grove Township Cemetery, near Harcourt.  Visitation will be 12:00 noon Saturday at the Church until service time.  Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie is serving the family.
     David Eugene Nelson was born on May 25, 1936 in Fort Dodge.  He grew up and was educated in Lohrville, Iowa. David graduated from Lohrville High School in 1955 and served in the United States Army before being medically discharged. His friends and colleagues colloquially referred to him as Davey or Nelson. He was interwoven into the fabric of the community and was loved by all.  David worked as a farmer until he retired. He enjoyed his travels, especially visiting Sweden and California. He also enjoyed fishing and playing cards. When he could no longer drive, he moved into the Villa Care Center in Fort Dodge along with his longtime girlfriend Joanne Wiese, who passed away last year. David moved to Port Orange, Florida recently to be near his only sibling, Wilma Russell.

     David was a lifetime member of the Zion Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer & Effie (Hade) Nelson and his lady friend Joanne Wiese.

He leaves behind his sister Wilma and her children Marc, Jon and Kristine and their families.



Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 9:30 AM
“Wilma and family. My sincere sympathy on the recent passing of David. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have fond memories of David during our younger years when we attended Zion Lutheran Church at Gowrie and were confirmed together in the same class along with Wilma. ”
- Dick Anderson

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 11:30 AM
“Wilma and family
I am so sorry to hear about Dave. As one of our neighbors growing up, I remember him well, even though he was 11 years older. It seemed like I ran into him quite a lot, even after moving out of the Lohrville/Farnhamville area. May the memories of him help you and your family get through this most difficult time. It's hard to lose a sibling. You and your family have my deepest condolences.”
- Kent Sandburg

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 6:19 PM
“I am so sorry about David's death. I would see him every once in a while when I would go back to Lohrville. He played cards once in a while with my Mom''s (Esther Parker) card group. My sympathy and prayers go to the family. Linda Lou Parker Hay”
- Linda Lou Parker Hay

Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 2:43 PM
“Im so sorry to hear. He was a great guy ”
- Rich brown

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