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1943 David 2017

David Albert Nelson

July 3, 1943 — December 3, 2017

Funeral services for David Albert George Nelson, age 74, of Glenville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle.  Rev. David Efflandt will officiate. Interment will be at Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at

David died Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Prairie Senior Cottages.

David Albert George Nelson was born July 3, 1943 in Albert Lea, the son of Norville and Elsie (Bley) Nelson.  He grew up in rural Glenville and attended District 77 school, graduating from Glenville High School.  On July 9, 1961, David married Marlene Mae Broitzman at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  He was a member of FFA, 4-H, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Council.  David enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, riding horses, photography, water skiing, camping, and being with his livestock.

David is survived by his wife, Marlene Nelson; sons: Ricky (Audra) Nelson and their children Sophia and Grant; Rodney Nelson; and Bradley (Irene) Nelson and their children Reece and Justine; sister, Bonnie (Warren) Mason and their children Christopher (Michelle) Mason and Alexander (Kerri) Mason; sisters-in-law: Betty Broitzman and her children, Terry Newgard, Julie DeGeneres, and Karen (Ken) Black; and Carolyn (Ron) Yocum and their children, Windy Yocum and Greg (Shelley) Yocum; brother-in-law, Duane (Debbie) Broitzman and their children, Dawn Broitzman, Jeff (Cari) Broitzman, Kelly (Shane) Christensen, Jenny Broitzman, Joni (Ray) Tolman, and Nikki Broitzman.

David was preceded in death by his son, Wayne David Nelson; parents, Norville C. and Elsie Nelson; parents-in-law, Martin and Ingebor Broitzman; grandparents, Albert and Josie Nelson and George and Caroline Bley.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hollandale Christian Reformed Church

Hollandale, MN

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 11, 2017

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