In Memory of

Dale Eric Nelson

June 3, 1955 - September 5, 2022
From: Terril, IA
Dale Eric Nelson

Dale Eric Nelson

Born: June 3, 1955
Died: September 5, 2022
Age: 67

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   Dale Eric Nelson, the son of Stanley and Jean (Lanpher) Nelson, was born on June 3, 1955 in Spencer, Iowa.  After graduating from Terril High School, he worked at Spencer Pak and then began farming with his dad on the family farm. 

  After meeting each other at the Tree House Bar, playing foosball, their courtship began. On May 29, 1976, Dale and Bert were married at the United Methodist Church in Terril. Following their marriage, they farmed and eventually settled on the Nelson Family farm. Dale loved hunting and fishing.

  They also enjoyed bowling, golfing, and playing cards with friends.  Summers were spent taking their kids to Valleyfair and going to Minnesota Twins games. But most of all, they loved every moment they spent with their granddaughters, Maddie and Tessa. 

   Dale passed away on Monday, September 5, 2022 in Rochester, MN at the age of 67. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Jean Nelson. 

   Left to cherish their memory are their two sons: Owen (Amy) Nelson; Travis (Meredith) Nelson and their daughters Maddie and Tessa, all of Whittemore, IA; one daughter, Bridget Nelson of Fairmont, MN; his siblings: Doug (Deb) Nelson of Milford, IA; Jerry (Candie) Nelson of Spirit Lake, IA; Jeana (Tom) Ridder of Omaha, NE; and Dean Jacobus of CA; other relatives and many friends.

Memorial Services will be 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the United Methodist Church in Terril.
Rev. Darrell Boe
Honorary Bearers
Bob Hess
Ron & Theresa Eick
Keith & Donna Prentice
Kris Larson
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M., Monday evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Organist - Teresa Ortman

Congregational Hymns
"In The Garden"
"Hymn Of Promise"
"How Great Thou Art"

Fairview Cemetery
Terril, Iowa


Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 11:56 AM
“God bless you all - I'm sorry for your loss”
- Claudia Rapp
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 10:41 AM
“I am saddened. To hear of Bert and Dales passing. My husband was the brother of Jean Nelson. We had lots of fun times on the Nelson family farm. Richest blessings to the family and peace. Karen lanpher”
- Karen Lanpher
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 9:51 AM
“So sorry for the family’s loss. Prayers for all🙏”
- Maureen Burke
Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 8:28 AM
“Our family would like to send our deepest love ❤️ and condolences to The Family of Dale and Bert Nelson. I am so very sorry for your loss’ I too have great memories of “The Nelson Farm”. Let me tell you. The boys made it very memorable, they picked on me on a daily basis, lol! And of course Aunt Jean would give em heck! Jeana would try her best to protect me. Those were the best summers! I also looked forward to the wonderful Family Reunions. One of my favorites was the pig roast at “The Nelson Farm”. That was the best meat I have ever had. Please except my prayers and thoughts for such a huge loss. God be with all who needs him. God Bless🙏🏼 Love Always,

Kim, Michon & Mercedes Lanpher”
- Kim, Michon & Mercedes Lanpher
Friday, September 9, 2022 at 1:20 PM
“Very sorry to hear of the passing of Dale and Bert. Dale was a cousin and I have some memories of spending time on his parents farm, Aunt Jean and Uncle Stanley, picking beans!! There were also the family reunions, Nelson's, Hess's and Lanpher' s, which at times were quite entertaining. Both will be missed. Don & Anna Lanpher”
- Don & Anna Lanpher
Friday, September 9, 2022 at 1:19 PM
“To the Nelson Family :
Sorry for your loss. Words never seem to do justice at these times. Your parents legacy is the family that they have and which you all are part of. Godspeed . Pj”
- P. J Samson
Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 2:03 PM
“Owen and Travis,
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your parents. I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve.
God bless you and your family.”
- Tom Mazuchowski
Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 10:46 AM
“Dale was a dear cousin. I have many fond memories of times spent in Terril both in town and out on his parent's farm when we were growing up. He was a prankster for sure with a hearty laugh! Both Steve and I are deeply saddened by his and Bert's passing. May you gain comfort knowing that he and Bert are in God's loving hands. The entire Nelson family is in our prayers during this difficult time. Love you all!”
- Steve and Linda (Glover) Holland
Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 10:13 AM
“Bridget, Owen and Travis. So sorry to hear about the passing of your parents. They were good people and helped shaped you all into the person(s) you are. God bless and may you find peace during these difficult times. ”
- Patrick Fairchild
Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 8:41 AM
“We were classmates at Terril. I am so sorry for your loss. They both will be missed.”
- Jeffrey Stevens
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 1:25 PM
“Bridget, Owen and Travis please accept condolences from the Jacobus wing of the family, your Mon and day were such wonderful people, I am so glad I got to meet them. You have such wonderful memories with them and the grand children. I loved the photo of Dale with Maddy on his lap on Facebook that Bert posted, Dales smile was from ear to ear that is how I will remember him, a very proud Granddad! ”
- Dean Jacobus
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 12:45 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time. Bert and Dale will be greatly missed.”
- Amy Ness
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 12:45 PM
“Bridget, Owen and Travis, my deepest sympathy to you all. I was saddened to hear of the passing of your parents. May God wrap you in his arms and give you strength in this difficult time. ”
- marcia smith
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM
“Owen, Travis and Bridgette, We are shocked and saddened to hear about Dale and Bert! What a great couple! They really did everything together, from farming, to playing, and raising a great family. Sending continued prayers as you go through the difficult times ahead. My God cover you with his love and help carry you through this sad journey. Pam and Steve Galm ”
- Pam and Steve Galm
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