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Martin Nelson - Lincoln KS
11/29/1932 - 4/17/2012

Martin Andrew Nelson, son of Hans Marian and Mary Elizabeth Jensen Nelson, was born November 29, 1932 in northwest Lincoln County, Kansas. Martin attended Dew Drop Grade School and graduated from Lincoln High School. He served two years in Korea, 1953 through 1955. On May 26, 1956 he married Helen LaVerne Spohrer at Concordia, Kansas. To this union two daughters were born.

Martin was preceded in death by:  his parents; brother, Lex Marian Nelson; and brother-in-law, Dale Parsons.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughters, Terri Ann Black and husband, Larry, Tamra Aileen Budreau and husband, Scott; grandchildren, Cheryl Lynn Mason and husband, Greg, David Allen Black and wife Christina, Danielle Elizabeth Ruda and husband, Daniel, and Jennifer Marie Gottschalk and husband, Jerome; great-grandchildren, Jillian Marie Mason, Aiden Kane Black and Waylon Abram Black; sisters, Hilga Parsons, Goldie Wiebke and husband, Bill; and sister-in-law, Doreen Nelson; nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Martin was a retired farmer and cattleman. He enjoyed family, playing all kinds of cards, and watching most any sport.

Visitation: 1:00-7:00 P.M. Friday April 20, 2012, with family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M., followed by a vigil service and rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Hall Funeral Home.

Services: Saturday  April 21, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The burial will follow at the Lincoln City Cemetery.

 Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

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