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Dale E. Nelson

Dale E. Nelson, 63, of Clinton, IL passed away 6:51 PM October 14, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.


A visitation for Dale will be held from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Friday October 21, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.


Memorials may be directed to the Dale E. Nelson Memorial Fund c/o Shawna Nelson.


Dale was born April 29, 1959 in Clinton, IL the son of Sharon McGhee. He married Shawna Welch on March 22, 2012 in Clinton, IL.


Survivors include his wife, Shawna Nelson, Clinton, IL; children Keri (Nathan Gee) Nelson, Kaye (Lorin) Riddle, Raymond (Missy Bragg) Nelson, Jerad (Josie Ballenger) Nelson, Jarad (Sandra Davis) Bryant, Cody Bryant, Clarence Bryant, Collin Bryant, Carlye Parson, Jessika Parson, and Jaycee Nelson, 20 grandchildren, and many loving siblings.


He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Nelson, who he married in 1987, along with his mother Sharon McGhee, and a daughter Jacinda Jiles.


Dale enjoyed working with his hands whether he was cooking or working on a carpentry project. If he wasn’t working, he could be found watching one of his favorite John Wayne movies. Dale was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by all.

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