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Donald was born on July 31, 1947 and passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017.

Donald was a resident of Whitefish, Montana at the time of passing.

Don graduated from Whitefish High School in 1965 and attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.

He was then commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Naval Air Force, and attended flight training in Pensacola, Florida, serving as a navigator in a P-3 Orion submarine surveillance squadron until 1974.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Continental Divide room at Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made at the Whitefish Credit Union, to the Don Nelson Memorial Fund or online at www.gofundme.com/don-nelson-memorial-fund.