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1120 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
Fax: 605-624-2931
Richard Nelson


Saturday, November 19th, 1966 - Monday, May 11th, 2020
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Richard Allan Nelson, 53, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020 at his residence in Sioux Falls, SD.
Rick was born November 19, 1966 in Rochester, MN to Jerry and Leone (Lee) Nelson. Rick attended school in Rochester, MN, Salt Lake City, UT and Apple Valley, MN and graduated from Wakonda High School in 1985. After graduation, Rick attended South West State in Marshall, MN for 1 year. Rick was employed at Rosenbauer in Lyons, SD for the last 26 years as a CAD Engineer.
In 1995 Rick married Kaylene Snook in Yankton, SD, and to this marriage two sons were born, Tanner in 2000 and Bodie in 2004.
Rick enjoyed cooking, camping and working with the Boy Scouts. Most of all he enjoyed being with his boys, Tanner and Bodie. Rick’s wit and sense of humor will be missed by all.
Rick is survived by his parents, Jerry and Leone (Lee) Nelson, Sioux Falls, sons Tanner and Bodie, Sioux Falls, brother Ron, Minneapolis, MN, ex-wife Kaylene, Sioux Falls, and her mother Georgine Snook, her brother Jim and wife Becky, all of Yankton, and sister Lorie of South Carolina.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no services at this time. Memorials may be sent to Tanner and Bodie Nelson In Care of: Jerry and Leone Nelson, 5504 S. Seabrook Circle, Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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Martin Etteldorf

Posted at 03:39pm
Rick and I worked together closely over the past 26 years- Rick at Rosenbauer SD and myself at UPF- WI. His glass was always half full. No matter how stressful the time, Rick seemed to find the silver lining. Rick and I shared many laughs as we built a lasting relationship. Rick wore many hats in his career at Central States/ Rosenbauer, but the hat he was most proud of was that of a father. Rick often shared his personal stories with me when something memorable was happening with he and his two boys. Rick's passion for his work was remarkable, but his love for those two boys was unmistakable.
I am blessed that Rick and my world connected. Rick will be missed my us all.
On behalf of United Plastic Fabricating, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to Rick's Family.
With deepest sympathy,
Martin L Etteldorf

Hall girls

Posted at 12:12pm
So very sorry for your loss. Snooks & Phyllis will take good care of him...

Connie Tinney

Posted at 05:02pm
To the family of Richard Nelson
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time We are sorry for your loss. He was a nice guy
Brian & Connie Tinney

Wayne Mullenix

Posted at 02:28pm
I have known Rick in both a professional and personal level. We were friends and had done a lot together over the year, from camping in the Black Hills, to hanging out in his basement or back yard.
Working together, we were in constant contact and he would usually have a story of the latest antics about himself, or his boys or the latest dish he had made.
I share in the families grief, sadness and loss as he will always be part of my life's memories.
My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all who miss Rick.

Steve elrod

Posted at 07:09pm
I will always remember when Rick got his smoker, you would see smoke all day long, and rick would pull out whatever he cooked and made sure you had a taste, I've always missed that. Steve old neighbor

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