November 7, 2013


Lawrence Fedrick "Dice" Nelson, 90, of Carroll died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Carroll Health Center.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 4, at the Vail cemetery.

Born March 18, 1923 in rural Vail, Iowa, he was the third son of Richard Albert Nelson and Elsie Ann Wulf. He attended local schools, and began his life of farming and trucking south of Vail.

On Feb. 12, 1943, Lawrence married Jean Rupp in Rockport Mo. They farmed in the Vail area. Four children were born to this union, Larry, twins Dean and Janean, and Danny. They later divorced , and Jean died May 31, 2010. In retirement he lived in Denison, Vail and Carroll, finally at Carroll Health Center.

He is survived by his children Janean (Bob) Haukap of Carroll, Dean Nelson (special friend Connie Wight) and Danny (Cindy) Nelson of Vail, and Jennifer (Glenn) Tigges of Willey; one daughter-in-law Sue Nelson of Denison; 15 grandchildren: Kim Roos and Annie Nelson of Colo., David (Amanda) Nelson of Louisiana, Daren Nelson of Vail, Kevin Nelson of Glidden, Danielle Nelson of Carroll, Seth Nelson and Trent (Brandi) Nelson of Emmetsburg, Nelson (Dana) Haukap, Carter (Lara) Haukap, Wyatt (Lindsay) Haukap of Carroll and Ericka, Austin, Ashlyn, and Colton Tigges of Willey; and 16 great-grandchildren, Morgan and Baily Roos, Eden Youngberg, Maya, Truman and Daisy Haukap, Oscar Haukap, Derek Nelson, Alexia and Blayce Nelson, Evan and Autumn Nelson, Jadyn and Kaitlyn Nelson, Alexandra England and Alyssa Taba.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Larry Nelson, and his brothers Kenneth and Mearl Nelson.