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Shane Nelson

Shane Nelson

April 4, 1955-Jan. 18, 2014

Shane M. Nelson, 58, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Shane, the son of Robert and Larraine (Erickson) Nelson, was born on April 4, 1955 in Detroit Lakes. He attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1976.

Shane was active with the Becker County Development Achievement Center (DAC) for most of his life. He enjoyed life and loved to share it with those around him.

Shane was a passionate supporter of Detroit Lakes High School sporting activities. He was also an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher.

Shane enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially flirting with the ladies.

Shane was an avid bowler, member of the Great Northern Gang, enjoyed watching TV, tubing, snowmobiling, attending concerts and playing cards. He also enjoyed rooting for his favorite teams, which included the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks, the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins.

Shane is survived by his sister, Julie (Jon) DeKrey of Tappen, N.D.; niece and nephew, Amanda and Tim DeKrey, both of Fargo; two aunts, Ethel (Ronald) Duenow of Detroit Lakes and Iola Nelson of Battle Lake; two uncles, Neil Nelson of Hankinson, N.D., and Carl Gilbertson of Battle Lake; and numerous cousins.

Preceding Shane in death were his parents and brother, Chan Nelson.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church (Youth Programs), the American Cancer Society or donor's choice.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Jillene Gallatin officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.

Interment will take place at Richwood Lutheran Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes.

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