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“Dan taught me how to swim at the Y about 10 years ago. He encouraged me to do a triathalon so I did and I loved it. I will never forget his smiling...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Janalynn Miller - FORT WAYNE, IN

“We send our prayers and condolences to the family. Dan will be greatly missed. He was a great person!Sincerely, Rob Talbott family. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Rob Talbott - Kendallville, IN

“Dee and Devon, I am so sorry for your loss. Let me know if you need anything. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jerry McCready - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dee and Devon,Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. Dan was a good man. He will be missed by many. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Rick & Rebecca Boone - IN

“Dee, I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know what I can do to help. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Dee Burkhalter - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dee and Devon; Iam so sorry to hear of Dans passing, You are in my prayers, God bless and keep you;Jeannie Shearer ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Dee and Devon, I'm so sorry for your loss. Dan was an amazing guy, he'll be missed. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Brendan Moore - Fort Wayne, IN

“I may have only known Dan for a year it felt like i knew him my whole life. I met dan last year when i started at shambaugh and sons fire fab shop....Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Adam Koshurin - Columbia city, IN

“Dee and Devon you are in my prayers. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Deborah Blackwood - Plainwell, MI


Daniel J. Nelson, 61, passed away November 30, 2018 at home. He was born June 21, 1957 to George Nelson and Helenanne (Nelson) Jefferson in Marion, IN. Dan went to Marion High School graduating in 1975. He then moved to Fort Wayne to go to Interstate Technical Institute. Dan worked at Shambaugh as a service manager and Regional Safety Manager for 23 years. He was a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 166. Dan was a Jack Daniels squire, dedicated father and uncle. He loved enjoying time with friends and families and would host parties for everyone to enjoy. He even was an officiant, presiding over friends and family member's weddings. Dan is survived by his wife of 41 years Denisa "Dee" Nelson, daughter, Devon Nelson, special daughter, Melissa King, beloved nieces and nephews, aunt, Jayne Galligan, brother-in-law, and sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, David Nelson and Jeri Trina. Services will be Wednesday December 5, 2018 at D.O. McComb and Sons-Pine Valley Park at 2 pm with calling an hour prior. Visitation will be Tuesday December 4, 2018 at the funeral home from 2pm - 4pm and 6pm to 8pm. Memorials may be made to the Devon L. Nelson Trust