Richard Dale Nelson | SteamboatToday.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Richard Dale Nelson

Richard Dale Nelson

Nov. 17, 1938 – July 19, 2017

Richard Dale Nelson, 78, of Steamboat Springs passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat surrounded by his family. Richard was born in Avon Township, Michigan, in November 1938 to Sarah Devries and George D. Nelson. He had two brothers, George and Jack; and one sister, Shirley. He married Paulette Nelson, who passed away in 2012.

Richard earned his machinist certificate from the Front Range Community College and became self-employed working on small machine repair, carpentry, plastics manufacturing. He was also a Realtor.

His hobbies and interests included gun repair, hunting, woodworking, ham radio and word puzzles.

Support Local Journalism


He is survived by his children; Jeanette (Jack Refior), Newcastle, Colorado; Diane Sandelin, Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Nancy Nelson, St. Augustine, Florida; Rick Nelson (Esther) Fontana, California; Rebecca Phillips, Steamboat Springs; Wanda (Rick Winkelmann), Fort Collins, Colorado; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley (Scott) Sims, St. Helen, Michigan; and a brother, Jack (Sharon) Sir, Ponce Inlet, Florida.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Paulette; a grandson, Jonathan; a brother, George; and his parents, George Nelson and Sarah Sir.

Private family services will take place in New Castle on July 21, 2017. Condolences may be left at yampavalleyfh.com/obituary/richardnelson.


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User