Donald W. Nelson, 93, of Cheyenne passed away April 9, 2019 at Davis Hospice Center.
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He was born March 22, 1926 in Cheyenne to Walter and Elsie Nelson. He married Esther Coppock and she preceded him. He married Ruth Kleinschmidt on June 20, 1975 in Cheyenne and was a manager for Warren Livestock Company. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army. He was a member of the of the Methodist Church, Cheyenne Frontier Days Heels and the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Nelson; children, David Nelson, Susan Hulse grandchildren, Chris and Mike Hulse and Samantha Przygocki; five great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Collens Wakefield, Aron Wakefield, Linda Schrawyer and Twyla Wakefield; 12 step-grandchildren and 31 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther; parents; sister, Jean Novotny; and stepsons, Darrel and Terry Wakefield.
Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday in the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home with interment to follow in Beth El Cemetery.
Those who wish may contribute to the charity of their choice.