- July 31, 1947 - February 17, 2017
- Whitefish, Montana
of Donald's Passing
Share This Obituary
Make a Memorial Donation
Tributes.com partners with over 100 national charities. It's easy and secure.Donate
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“May the powerful words written in the bible be able to touch your heart during these emotional and painful moments. Matthew 5:4 reads.. "Happy are...Read More »
1 of 1 | Posted by: A friend
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 his 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.