Donald Edward Nelson

  • Born: May 18, 1944
  • Died: November 11, 2017
  • Location: Port Huron, Michigan

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912 Lapeer Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Donald Edward Nelson, 73, of Port Huron Township, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017.

He was born May 18, 1944 in Escanaba to the late Donald N. and Bernice A. Nelson. He married Lynn C. Kibbe on June 27, 1970 in Our Saviour Lutheran Church.

Don was a graduate of Port Huron High School and then served in the U.S. Army. Before his retirement, Don installed seamless gutters and previously worked as a diesel mechanic with Ogden and Moffett Trucking. He had many pastimes including hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, tinkering in his shop, and wintering in New Port Richey, Florida with Lynn. Most of all, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was an active member of the Moose Lodge #158 and the Blue Water Aerie #3702 Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association.

Don is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lynn; sons, Scott (Yvonne) Nelson and Todd (Jen) Nelson; grandchildren, Trent and Ty Nelson, Paige Nelson, Noah and Ryan Nelson, Levi and Tyler Kruizenga; sisters, Dee Hamilton and Kathy Hawley; brother, Bob (Linda) Nelson; brothers-in-law, Jim Woody and Dean Kibbe; sister-in-law, Tammy Kibbe; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by sisters, Char Woody and Sharon (Jerry) Zandi; and brothers-in-law, Steve Hamilton, Bob Hawley and Brian Kibbe.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-9 pm Wednesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 pm on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 12 noon. The Reverend Donald R. Doerzbacher will officiate. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army and the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation, a program that grants hunting and fishing dreams for children with life threatening illnesses.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Lynn, We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Don and Brian. Love and prayers going your way. Jean & Tom Devereaux

Posted by A friend   November 18, 2017

Lynn and Scott and family.
I am very sorry Don had to leave you. I am glad you have each other for comfort and know others are saddened, too, and praying for you.
Diane Burns Merriman

Posted by Diane Merriman - Port Sanilac, MI   November 16, 2017

Lynn, Scott and Todd,
Sorry to hear about your loss. Don was an amazing guy, he was always joking around with us when we were little. I remember all the good times we had in the old neighborhood. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kristy Nolte    November 15, 2017

All your California cousins and sending our thoughts and prayers for your family as you say goodbye to another loved on. It's times like these that we wished we lived closer so we could hug you in person. We have such good memories of all the times we spent at your grandparents house, jumping off the railroad bridge, looking for worms so we could go fishing and just being crazy kids. It was some of my best memories as a kid. We will be thinking of you tomorrow and we send our love.

Posted by Barbara Elkin - Carlsbad, CA   November 15, 2017

We are so sorry, Lynn. To the guy that always had a smile, you will be so missed and loved forever. Your good heart and gentle ways will be with your family always.

Posted by Theresa Stickney - Fort Gratiot, MI   November 14, 2017

So sorry Lynn for your loss, known don for quite some time a great guy, will be dearly missed. Del Andrews

Posted by Del Andrews - Johannseburg, MI   November 14, 2017

My deepest condolences. Hosea 13:14 helps us see that God promises to empty the grave of our loved one's from death. Our tears of pain will be replaced with tears of joy! My Prayer is that God will strengthen you and give your family and friends a measure of comfort and peace until his promise is realized.

Posted by A friend   November 14, 2017

There are no words to express how very sorry I am for your loss Lynn and for your family, My heart goes out to you all!!! I am covering you all in prayer...asking God to give you all courage, strength, comfort and shower you all with an abundance of his love and peace for the difficult days you face!!! Love & Hugs
RIP Don you were one of the nicest people I ever friendly and always smiling!!! You were an awesome husband father, and friend...You will be greatly missed!!! Jo Ann

Posted by JoAnn O'Boyle - Port Huron, MI   November 13, 2017