Dannie L. Nelson, 82
Blue Earth Dannie Nelson, age 82, of Blue Earth passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 at Mayo Clinic-Albert Lea. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Dec. 4 at United Lutheran Church in Frost, Rev. Arne Halbakken officiated. Burial took place at Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Online condolences can be left at www.pattonfh.com
Dannie Lee Nelson was born Feb. 18, 1937 to Theodore and Dorothy (Scott) Nelson in Estherville, Iowa. He graduated from Frost High School Class of 1955 and entered the Navy as an electrician on the aircraft carrier USS Randolph. After marrying the love of his life, Audrey (Langsev), they moved to Estherville Iowa, where he was in business with his father Ted in Nelson Dairy delivering dairy products to the country. Nelson Dairy was sold to Wells Blue Bunny where he advanced into being a route supervisor for the Spirit Lake region. Getting his pilot’s license, he volunteered with the local EMT service and Boy Scouts. He sold cars then headstones and eventually returned to farming and raising their two children. When he found any spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping.
He is survived by his adoring wife, Audrey, of Blue Earth; son, Greg (Cindy) Nelson, of Frost; daughter, Pam (Randy) Anderson, of Bricelyn; grandchildren, Andrew (Esther) Nelson, Nicholas (Samantha) Olson, Heather (Adam) Hernandez, Angela (Jason) Murphy and Stephanie (Trey) Dyslin; great-grandchildren Tiffany Hernandez, Gracelyn Murphy, Johnathan Nelson, Lonnie Nelson, Conrad Hernandez, Camden Murphy, Justis Blackdeer, Cadence Nelson and Everly Murphy; sisters, Dorie (Dean) Oswald, of Mount Ida, Arkansas and Gayle (Jim) Meehan, of Riverside, California; brother-in-law, Lawrence (Edith) Langsev, of Albert Lea and sister-in-law, Rochelle Langsev, of Edina.
Dannie is preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Palmer and Lila Langsev; and his brother-in-law, Woody Langsev.