Gyles (Gene) Durome Nelson

Gyles (Gene) Durome Nelson

Gyles (Gene) Durome Nelson, age 83, of Elk River has left us after a short battle with cancer and now is back in the arms of his mother and dancing to his polka.
Survived by his wife, Linda; former wife, Maggie; sons, Brian (Nancy) Nelson and Tim Vrieze; daughter, Tammy (Jason) Saba. Gene has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a brother to Dolly (Bob) Rahn, Bill (Wendy) Dollansky and Curt (Gini) Dollansky; many nieces and nephews; his special cousin, Gevine Hoysler and many other relatives and so many friends.
Gene worked for Spencer Kellogg for 43 years, was a member of the VFW and longtime member of the American Legion and Eagles Club. Gene loved his polka, dancing, fishing, hunting, camping in his motorhome, campfires and playing cards, and most of all being with his family and friends.
Special thank you to hospice for all their help during this difficult time. Memorials preferred. Memorial service Thursday, Aug. 28th, 2 p.m., Dares Funeral Home, 805 Main St. NW, Elk River. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment Meadowvale Cemetery. Arr. Dares Funeral Home, 763-441-1212. www.daresfuneralhome.com

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