In Memory of

Dennis Ray Nelson

December 26, 1952 - October 23, 2010
Dennis Ray Nelson 57, Cherokee, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010, at the Cherokee Villa in Cherokee. Funeral arrangements are pending at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com. Dennis Ray Nelson, the son of Clyde Kenneth and Helen (Johnson) Nelson, was born Dec. 26, 1952 in Schaller. His childhood years were spent in the Marcus area where he attended school. Following his schooling he worked for Farmers COOP of Marcus, France Grain of Cherokee, Lundell Construction of Cherokee, and most recently Schmillen Construction in Marcus. Dennis was united in marriage to Deanna Boever and to this union two sons were born Ken and Kevin. Dennis enjoyed working, watching football, and watching action and western movies. Most of all, Dennis loved visiting with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Helen Nelson; one brother, Kenneth Nelson; and one grandson, Carson Nelson. He is survived by his two sons: Ken (Wendy) Nelson of Sutherland, and Kevin (Traci) Nelson of Sutherland; one brother, Mike (Ann) Nelson of Remsen; three sisters: Kathy (Don) Frederes of Remsen, Gloria (Bob) Swanger of Cleghorn, and Diane (Dean) Dreeszen of Spirit Lake; eight grandchildren; Kody, Patrick, Sam, Thomas, Abigail, Jaymee, Daneille, Reid as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
SERVICES
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, October 30, 2010, at Cherokee Memory Gardens Cemetery in Cherokee, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Pastor James Steen
CASKET BEARERS
VISITATION
Family will greet frieds 15 minutes prior to the service.
MUSIC
INTERMENT
Cherokee Memory Gardens Cherokee, Iowa

Condolences

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- bslenole
Monday, November 1, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss.. Im a native of Cherokee and met Dennise on many occassions.. May God help you find peace during your time of loss! God Bless ”
- Sheila Anderson (Wilson)
Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“You have our sincere sympathy. Denny was always liked very much by our family. We will have good memories of him.”
- Don/Shirley Bright
Friday, October 29, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepesy sympathy to the entire Nelson family. ”
- Tim and Jonna Rohrbaugh and boys
Friday, October 29, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepesy sympathy to the entire Nelson family. ”
- Tim and Jonna Rohrbaugh and boys
Friday, October 29, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I am so very sorry to hear of Denny passing. Times like these are so very hard. Cherish the memories. The whole family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”
- Rose Ann Sanow Lennon
Friday, October 29, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Denny's passing. Cherish the memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”
- Rose Ann Sanow Lennon
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nelson family. We are very sorry for the loss of your brother/father/uncle/friend.”
- Deb and Doug Furlich
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comford you and your memories bring you peace”
- Cheryl L Nordstrom
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“You are in our thoughts, Kids - ”
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“You are in our thoughts, Kids - ”
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear about Denny we had some times in our day.”
- Harry B Burkhardt
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