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Scotland Community Church
Monday September 28th, 2020

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Rosehill Cemetery
Monday September 28th, 2020

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Wayne H. Nelson

Wayne Harold Nelson was born on September 17, 1937 in Scotland, SD to Harold and Meta Nelson. After graduating from Scotland High School in 1955, Wayne spent most of his career working for the Scotland Dairy Coop, where he eventually attained the title of Foreman. In the winter of 1985 Wayne then directed his expertise in the field of dairy and became a Dairy Inspector for the State of South Dakota until his retirement, 16 years later (2001).
The most eventful and rewarding day in Wayne’s life took place on Sunday, May 8th, 1960 where he was joined in marriage to Barbara (Gukeisen) from Parkston, SD. In addition to his lifelong dedication to his wife, family and work, Wayne also served with the 137th Engineering Battalion of the Army National Guard, Mayor of Scotland, Scotland Fire Department Volunteer and active Presbyterian church member.
Wayne passed away on Thursday, Sept. 24th at the Menno/Olivet Care Center…exactly one week after his 83rd birthday. Grateful for having shared his life are Wayne’s children: Scott (Betha) Nelson of Hartford and Cara (Tim) Schaeffer of Olivet; his grandchildren: Nicole, Cassidy, Kevin, Brodric and Ryley; great-grandchildren; Aiden and Jazmine; and his brother, Larry Nelson of Pierre. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials will be given to the Joseph Verm American Legion Post #155 and Paul Grossheusch VFW Post #2966 in Scotland.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Wayne was a hoot and always teased me for being both Irish & Catholic! I miss his smile. Hugs to all the family.

Riki Turner May 27 2021 5:36 AM

Sympathy and prayers for your family.

Linda Novak Wold Sep 30 2020 3:39 PM

Our Sympathy to Waynes family.

Terry and Lisa Balvin Sep 29 2020 9:59 PM

Ohh, Barb, I just heard about Wayne. So very sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. No one to laugh at Lucky anymore. If you need anything, please please let me know. Thinking of you.

Barb Ekeren Sep 29 2020 5:50 PM

Our deepest sorrow on the loss of Wayne. He was a good person.. Frank and Joanie Kloucek and Family

Frank Kloucek South Sep 29 2020 5:18 PM

So sorry to hear this. Uncle Wayne will be truly missed. I will always remember his smile. Hugs and prayers to the family.

Ann Schuman Sep 29 2020 4:35 AM

Barb and family. My heartfelt condolences. Wayne always made my summer workdays in the creamery a little more enjoyable.

William Moore Sep 29 2020 2:06 AM

Barb and Family, We got to know Wayne when he was our dairy inspector. Always looked forward to his visits with a smile on his face. So sorry for your loss.

Vickie Fillaus Sep 28 2020 4:32 PM

So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless

David & Jackie Max Sep 28 2020 5:27 AM

Barb and family, So sorry to hear about Wayne! You all have my deepest sympathies and prayers for peace and comfort! Love Always, Tina

Tina Van Beek (Chance) Sep 28 2020 3:42 AM

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