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Milton David Nelson

July 17, 1946 — February 22, 2013

Milton D. Nelson age 66 of Detroit Lakes, MN died February 22, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids, MN. Milton David Nelson was born on July 17, 1946 in Detroit Lakes, MN to Melvin and Nellie Larson Nelson. He grew up and received his education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1964. In high school he competed and excelled on the wrestling team. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. He served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1965-1970. On November 15, 1969 he was united in marriage to Darlene Kay Fischer in Bismarck, ND. They lived and farmed in rural Detroit Lakes and he also worked at the Swift Turkey Plant. On Dec. 1, 1978 he was united in marriage to Ruth Haspel in Detroit Lakes, MN. He has driven truck for STS Trucking of Detroit Lakes for the past 20 years. Milton enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren very much. He also liked fishing, snowmobiling, motorcycling, and long rides on the pontoon. He is survived by his wife Ruth; one son Jeff (Reagan Dunn) Nelson, of Pocatello, ID; two daughters, Christi (Kirk) Brown, of Billings, MT; and Stacey (Todd) Frank, of Audubon, MN; seven grandchildren, Brayden and Tyler Brown; Kaden, Jace, and Nicolas Gordon; Elena Nelson; and Mason Frank; his father, Melvin Nelson; one sister, Judy (Richard) Vierzba, of Kalispell, MT; one brother, Robert Nelson, of Detroit Lakes, MN; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Darlene (1977); and his mother, Nellie Nelson.
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