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Submitted: 8/8/12 • Approved: 8/8/12 • Last Updated: 8/14/15 • R169936-G169934-S3
Steven Robert Nelsen, son of Robert and AuDree (Reiff) Nelsen, was born March 16, 1954 in Dell Rapids, SD. He grew up in the Colman and Dell rapids area and graduated from Dell Rapids High School. Steven then attended Mitchell Vocational School for Culinary Arts.
On his birthday in 1981 he was united in marriage to Mona Smith in Pipestone, MN. The couple owned and operated restaurants in Rock Rapids, IA for several years. They then worked for R&J Floral Wholesale and operated a floral business for over nine years. In 1998 the couple went to work at First PREMIER Bankcard, where he was employed until ill health forced him to retire.
His greatest joy centered on his grandchildren. Steven also loved to cook, garden, fish and joke with his friends. He will also be remembered as operating Rent-A-Santa, a business he and Mona enjoyed.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife Mona, his children, David (Tabbetha) Cain, Sioux Falls, Michael (Autumn) Nelsen, Sauk Rapids, MN, Amy (Dan) Huwe, Apple Valley, MN, six grandchildren,Austin, Mallory, Danielle, Christopher, Lucas and Bella, his mother, AuDree Nelsen, Colman, SD, his brothers, Marvin (Beth) Nelsen, Sioux Falls, Ronald (Shari) Nelsen, Dell Rapids, SD,
Scott (Cheryl) Nelsen, Colman, SD, special friends, Barbie Morrison, Ryan and Meagan Goens and a host of other relatives and friends.
His father, infant son Dustin, son Brent, and his mother in-law and father in-law, preceded him in death.
Steven Robert Nelsen
Died: Saturday, June 12, 2010
Sioux Falls, SD
Age: 56 years, 2 months, 26 days
11:00 AM Thursday, June 17, 2010
Cross Pointe Baptist Church, Sioux Falls, SD
Dell Rapids, SD
Contributed on 8/8/12 by dellsfig68
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