Duaine J. Nelson

Duaine J. Nelson


Duaine J. Nelson, 82, of Britt passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at his home.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West in Britt.

Memorial services and burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.

Those in attendance will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines and are encouraged to wear a face covering.

Duaine Joseph Nelson, the son of Joseph and Corrine (Narvick) Nelson, was born March 19, 1938 on the family farm in Orthel Township. Duaine attended Orthel Township country school and graduated from Britt High School in 1956.

Following graduation, he worked briefly for the highway commission before starting his lifelong farming career. Duaine was united in marriage to Beverly Allen on March 26, 1960 at the Kanawha United Methodist Church. Following their marriage Duaine and Bev moved to the farm where they have resided their entire married life. He farmed with his son Doug over 40 years which allowed them time to restore numerous John Deere tractors.

He was member of The First Lutheran Church in Britt where he served on various boards. He also served on the Woden-Hutchins Co-op Board and the Hancock County Ag Museum Board. Duaine enjoyed his “farm breaks” by having coffee with the guys.

Papa D was a man of few words, but he taught life lessons by just being there and passing his knowledge and wisdom on to the next generation.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beverly Nelson of Britt; children Douglas (Sheryl) Nelson of Britt, Michael (Shirley) Nelson of Blairsburg, Janelle (Ernest) Bartz of Iowa Falls, Curtis (Kammy) Nelson of Clarion and Joleen (Greg) Arnold of Pella; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Janet Meyer of Austin, Texas; along with nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jean TerHark, and grandson Mark Irvin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MercyOne Hospice or the Hancock County Ag Museum.



Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Chapel – Britt
178 Center Street West, Britt, Iowa 50423
Get Directions

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *