Richard C. Nelson, 80, of Aberdeen, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
Public visitation will be 4-6 p.m., Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen.
Richard’s wishes were to be cremated with no formal services being held.
Burial will take place at a later date.
Family and friends may sign Richard’s online guestbook at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Memorials are preferred by the family.
Richard C. Nelson was born February 4, 1940, to R. Kenneth and Lillian (Larson) Nelson in Harvey, IL. He was raised and attended school in Naperville, IL. Following graduation from Naperville High School, Richard furthered his education at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI.
Richard was united in marriage to Linda Stoker on June 14, 1963, in Naperville. He then graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1964 and became employed with the Internal Revenue Service in Chicago. Richard and his family remained in Chicago until 1973, when he was transferred to Aberdeen. He continued to make Aberdeen his home until the time of his death.
In his spare time, Richard enjoyed gardening and fishing. He especially loved spending summers at Pickerel Lake for the last 38 years.
Grateful for sharing in Richard’s life is his wife of nearly 57 years, Linda Nelson of Aberdeen; his children: David Nelson and Jennifer (Jerome) Geffre, both of Aberdeen and Becky (Randy) Hoon of Tea, SD; three grandchildren: Dylan (Brianna) Nelson, Logan Hoon and Cameron Hoon; three great-grandchildren: Trey Nelson, Devin Nelson and Riley Nelson; one brother, Donald (Marie) Nelson of West Jefferson, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents.
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