Deane Nelson Obituary

Deane Norman Nelson
Deane Nelson
Deane Norman Nelson

August 18, 1930 - February 13, 2009
Born in Mentor, Minnesota
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Deane Norman Nelson, 78, passed away Friday, February 13, 2009. Everyone is invited to his funeral service which will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at the Home Masonic Lodge 5201 Maple Drive in Pleasant Hill. Burial will follow at Masonic Cemetery.

Deane was born in Mentor, MN to Orla Belinda Conzemius and Alvin Bernard Nelson. Deane married Dolores Hammond in 1951. They had three children: Norman, Vicki and Rodney. Deane was the shop superintendent for Polk County and was a member of the Army National Guard.

Deane loved working on cars with his family, spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed learning something new everyday. He was a member of Fort Des Moines Odd Fellows Lodge #25, Home Masonic Lodge in Pleasant Hill, Za-Ga-Zig Shrine, Low 12 and Hapac Grotto #47.

Survivors include his wife Dolores; his children: Norman (Beth) Nelson, Vicki Campbell and Rodney (Julie) Nelson; his grandchildren Nathan and Sarah; his great grandchildren: Kasey, Trevor and Clementine; sister Marge Blackburn; his sister in law Darlyne (Gary) Bradford and many nieces and nephews.

Deane was filled with an infinite love for his family and friends and had a special affinity for children. He was a kind and gentle father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be missed dearly by many.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM, Monday, February 16th at Iles Funeral Home-Westover Chapel where an Odd Fellows service will begin at 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, February 16, 2009
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Home Masonic Lodge
5201 Maple Drive
Pleasant Hill, IA US
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
2:00 PM
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, February 17, 2009