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Dean Nelson
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“I am so sorry for your loss. May God strengthen your family at this time. Ps. 119:28. ”
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Dean was born on January 27, 1926 and passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Dean was a resident of South Dakota at the time of passing.

Dean grew up on the Nelson family farm in Sully County and attended Blaine School for 7 years rather than 8 because he skipped the 2nd grade.

At the time, John Owens was about six years old and would jump on Dean's bed each morning to wake him up. At one point during his flying days, Dean transported corpses from many points of the United States back to Pierre for burial. Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Onida, South Dakota on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1:00pm, with interment at the Onida Cemetary immediately following. Onida First Presbyterian Church 304 S Main Street Onida, SD 57564 Express your condolences with flowers sent to Dean's memorial service Or, Order By Phone 888-579-7953 Code: 2019845P View & Sign.

Donations in Dean's name may be made to the Onida Swimming Pool, the Onida Volunteer Fire Department, or the American Cancer Society.

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