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Alva Donald Don'

Alva Donald “Don” Nash, 79 of Webster died Saturday March 17, 2012 at Sanford Hospital Webster. Memorial services will be at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Fiksdal Funeral Chapel in Webster, Michael McCarlson will officiate. Inurnment will be at Prairie Hill Cemetery at Bradley. Visitation with family present will be on Wednesday 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Alva Donald “Don” Nash was born on Friday, October 28, 1932 to William Gilbert and Lulu Elizabeth (Corbin) Nash on the family farm near Lily in Clark County, South Dakota. He was baptized at Lily Lutheran Church. He attended country school near his home and graduated from Lily High School in 1951. On November 2, 1952 he was united in marriage to Gloria McCarlson at Tabor Lutheran Church near Webster. After their marriage the couple made their home on the Nash family farm. Don served for two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After basic training he was stationed in Germany where he served in the First Infantry as a rifleman. After he was honorably discharge in 1953 he returned and they made their home in Webster. He found a job pumping gas and doing mechanic work for the Phillips 66 service station on the corner of SD Highway 25 and US Highway 12. Later, he took over the management of the station and continued to operate the business until September 1990 when Community Oil purchased the property. In 1991, Don began working for Day County Soil Conservation where he helped maintain newly planted tree windbreaks throughout the county. He retired in 2011 because of ill health. He was a long-time member of Herbert McKennett Post 40 American Legion. He also was a member of the Webster Volunteer Fire Department for many years and was a former Webster Jaycee member. Don will be remembered for his thirty one years of service at Phillips 66. Everyone was greeted with a smile and pulled away from the pumps with a clean windshield. He was a kind and generous man who was always willing to help a friend in need. Over the past few years he enjoyed taking trips to Arizona to visit his brother and sister-in-law. His greatest joy were his children and grandchildren. Survivors include one son, Dan ( Lana) Nash of Waubay, SD; two daughters, Renae ( Jim) Dale of Florence, SD and Dawn ( Adrian Rumpza) Nash of Webster, SD; one brother, Lee ( Jean) Nash of Benson, AZ; two sisters, Leila Marshall of Portland, OR and Marilou ( David) Gilbert of Madison, SD; three grandchildren, Amber Allen Nash Aaron ( Kelly Stanga) Dale; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Katherine, one brother, Gareld, and infant grandson, Adam Dale.

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Trips to Webster with Sandy Wika won't be the same without being able to visit Don while we are there. I hope his kitty found someone to care for it as well.

Darlene Keller May 30 2012 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Don's passing. Went to Greenville to put flowers on my husband Jim Wika's grave and visit Don like I have been doing for the last 6 years since Jim's death and found out he had dued in March. He was a nice person and I will miss him very much. He was a good friend to Jim and I.

sandy wika May 28 2012 12:00 AM

Our thoughts are with the Don Nash Family. Don was a pillar in the Webster community for many years - and will be missed by all. God Speed.

Chuck and Connie Bacon Mar 22 2012 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Don was really a great guy. My dad worked for him at the station after my dad retired from farming. Dad said it was the best job he ever had....he really like working for Don and they got along great. Don was always kind to me and always had something good to say. Thank you for sharing him with us.....Bob

Bob Markve Mar 21 2012 12:00 AM

Very sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a wonderful man and I am glad to have known him.

Marshall Monteith Mar 20 2012 12:00 AM

Renae, Dan, Dawn, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was one of the best uncles ever! When traveling to Webster I knew we were there as soon as his station came into view, where service was the best!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. much love Diane

Diane Fure Mar 20 2012 12:00 AM

We are sorry for you lose. Please know your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

Gary & Karla Beisch Mar 20 2012 12:00 AM

Was so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Don was a very special man.My parents ( Mildred and Clifford Bjerke) have many fond memories of Don and his family, they lived neighbors to us for many years. God Bless you all

Alice M Miller Mar 20 2012 12:00 AM

My thoughts & prayers are with your family. God Bless!

Brenda Kennedy Mar 19 2012 12:00 AM

So sad to hear about uncle Don. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Will, Melissa and Katie Nash.

William Nash and Family Mar 19 2012 12:00 AM

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