David James "Dave" Nelson, 42 years of age, of rural Wilcox, Nebraska

Courtesy/Nelson Bauer Funeral Home

David James "Dave" Nelson, 42 years of age, of rural Wilcox, Nebraska, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 near Franklin, NE, as a result of a single car accident.

A celebration of Dave's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at the Community Celebration Church in Kasson, Minnesota. A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at the Byron American Legion in Byron Minnesota.

Dave was born December 12th, 1971, in Rochester, Minnesota to James and Joan (Fincke) Nelson. He grew up on the family farm north of Mantorville, Minnesota. Dave attended Kasson-Mantorville schools, graduating from John Marshall High School in Rochester in 1990.

Dave was a skilled carpenter who loved to build and fix things. He loved communicating with his family and friends. Dave enjoyed hunting and fishing and took great pride in gardening. He also enjoyed cooking for others and aspired to write his own cookbook someday. Dave had a huge heart and loved his family and friends immensely, most of all his three children.

He is survived by his two sons: Brandin and Brady Nelson of Omaha, Nebraska; one daughter, Baihley Nelson of Dodge Center, Minnesota; his mother, Joan Nelson of Mantorville; brother, Greg (Christina) Nelson of Hayfield, Minnesota; sister, Jennee (Rich) Bakken of Chatfield, Minnesota; his fiancée, Heather Weist of rural Wilcox; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and two nephews, also mourn Dave in his passing. Besides his father, Jim who preceded him in death; Dave was also preceded in death by his grandparents: Howard and Fern Nelson and Leonard and Mabel Fincke.

A memorial has been established in Dave's honor and will be designated at a later date.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.

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