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Merrill Nelson

October 27, 1934 — March 17, 2022

Merrill Nelson, 87, of Webster passed away Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Bethesda Home in Webster.

Memorial services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Fiksdal Funeral Service. Visitation will be 12:30 - 1:00 P.M. on Saturday. Coffee and Cookies will follow his Memorial Service at Fiksdal Funeral Service. 

Merrill E. Nelson was born on October 27, 1934, in Mitchell, South Dakota to Anthon and Lilas (Hyde) Nelson. He was baptized and confirmed into the Methodist faith. He attended Patton Elementary School. Graduated from White Lake High School. He continued his education and graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota. Merrill enlisted into the United States Army on November 9, 1954 and was Honorably Discharged on April 20, 1956.

He was united in marriage to Lois Hanson in 1963 in Webster, South Dakota.

Merrill was employed by South Dakota and Minnesota Departments of Social Services and retired in October 1997. He was also owned and operated Nelson Plumbing & Heating for many years in Webster, South Dakota.

Merrill will be forever loved and missed by his wife of 59 years, Lois Nelson of Waubay, SD; son, Jeffery (Kari) Nelson of Sartell, MN; daughter Lorri Nelson of Portland, OR; grandsons Samuel and Isaac of Sartell, MN; sisters-in-laws Janet Nelson and Maxine Nelson both of Mitchell, SD; Sharon (Joe) Dolney of Webster, SD; Helen (Larry) Headley of Waubay, SD; and brother-in-law Ben Tvinnereim of Rockord, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, March 19, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Fiksdal Funeral Service

122 W 5th Ave, Webster, SD 57274

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