OBITUARY

Daniel Roy Nelson

October 19, 1952October 31, 2018

Daniel was born October 19, 1952 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Donald Nelson and Marion Myhre. He graduated from Cascade High School in 1971 and enlisted in the Army shortly after graduating. While serving our country he achieved the rank of Sgt. 1st Class E-5. His career path led him to becoming a journeyman welder at Fruehauf in Seattle. There, for 11 years he progressed to being the Lead Foreman then left pursue aviation with the Boeing Company. He retired from Boeing after 29 years of service in 2017. He was remembered by his co-workers there as someone who helped out anyone who asked, and as someone with high work ethic who “Did the work of three men”. His personal life was full and consisted of many different passions which included Baseball, Camping, and Fishing. He enjoyed off-roading and playing cards and had a knack for fixing cars. He could fix and make anything and helped anyone who asked. He enjoyed creating much needed items at his church. He would volunteer his time and efforts for anyone who asked. Even with all he did for others, Dan spent the most of his with those who meant the most to him, his wife and family. He married the love of his life Melodie Vogl in Everett, Washington. To their union three children were born. As time passed there would be a total of 5 grandchildren which were the joy of Dan’s life. He would attend their games, take them to the movies, teach them how to catch a ball and was always a jokester teasing and goofing off with them. His passing has left a huge void in their lives and his memories will continue on with them as being a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Albina Nelson in 1987 and Nels Nelson in 1957 and maternal grandparents (Willian Storbakken in 1990 and Frances Storbakken in 1982, parents Donald Nelson in 1982 and Marion Myhre in 2016, and pre-deceased siblings; Gregory Nelson in 1964 and Cynthia Ervin in 1990. He is survived by his wife; Melodie Nelson, son’s Gordon and Jared Nelson (Mindy) and daughter Aimee Nelson, his grandchildren; Jay Vogl, Gerritt, Mason, Ethan and Gino Nelson, his siblings; Daryl Nelson of Edmonds, Dennis Nelson (Mary) of Snohomish, Monica Talley (Chauncey) of Lake Stevens, Jenny Swezey (Keith) of Marysville and Dody Koplin (Mark) of North Dakota as well as step-father in law John Koals (Kay), and step-father Lars Myhre, Uncle Maurice Nelson (Shirley), six sisters-in-laws; Pennie Fitch (Wayne) of Bellingham, Vickie Rasmussen (Dennis) of Bellingham, Robin Fix (Grey) of Marysville, Debbie Eiland of Colorado, Ginger Eikel (Georg, Candy Daino (Mark) and Brother-in-law Carl Koals and Walter Vogl. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, November 10th, 10:00 AM at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park with Military Honors. 1615 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98208. Reception following at Normana Hall - 2725 Oakes Ave, Everett, WA 98201

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Reception following at Normana Hall Saturday, November 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Daniel Roy Nelson

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DENNIS RASMUSSEN

November 10, 2018

We met just before your wedding and months later we were both blessed with Vogl brides. As brother-in-laws, we have shared all of the events in life from both our wife's being pregnant at the same time, to hundreds of family get-togethers, and a few trips to Colorado. Through your married life you have strived to do the best for your family. Now the extended family will help to look after those you have left behind. Your untimely passing has left a hole in your family as well as the rest of your extended family.
May you find peace.

Katie Hyatt

November 10, 2018

Growing up our family spent a lot of time with my Uncle Dan, Aunt Melodie & their kids. I remember Dan ALWAYS made time to play with us kids. In fact at any family get together I could count on him to bring bats, balls and mits for us & he'd be the first one out there playing catch or hitting balls for us to catch. He seemed tireless to me as a kid, he'd play ball as long as we wanted to. As a parent now I know how easy it can be to say "go play with your cousins" while you try & enjoy some adult conversation. This realization makes his time he shared with us even more special. I remember as a kid being envious of what an involved dad he was and as an adult being impressed by what an AMAZING grandpa he was. There is nothing he wouldn't do for his family & he always worked so so hard to provide for them. Uncle Dan was very generous to us growing up. I remember one 4th of July he knew my parents couldn't afford fireworks so he made sure he had enough not just for his own children but for my sisters and I as well. Acts of kindness like this or simply complimenting me on a "good hit" are ways he always made me feel special as a child. For that I am forever grateful & will cherish those and many more precious memories. Love you Uncle Dan!!!

Daryl Nelson

November 8, 2018

Daniel and Melody's wedding Day in 1971.

Jenny Swezey

November 6, 2018

I'm lost for words. Dan was the most caring person. He would do anything to help people. Dan was a great family man and loved his family so so much. He took great care of them all and they meant the world to him. Dan you are going to be missed so much. I know you are in a better place now. Rest in peace my dear brother. I will always hold you in my heart. I love you. Jenny

Daryl Nelson

November 6, 2018

Dennis Nelson

November 6, 2018

Litttle Brother I never thought I’d have to say goodbye to you, what you meant to me and to loose you no one will really ever know. I will hold my memories of you close to my heart. I know you are in a better place. RIP.

Monica Talley

November 5, 2018

Dear Brother, when I think of you I see your kind smile, your huge heart and giving spirit. I remember how competitive you were when we played together on the adult recreational volleyball league . I would yell at you to stay in your own part of the court, but you never did, you were a court hog.... ha ha either that or you were protecting me from getting hit with the volleyball :):) I remember you were so good at baseball too, could have went pro but family was and has always been most important to you. You worked so hard all of your life, lived it with dignity and grace and had so much love for your wife, children, grandchildren, siblings, family and friends. You are admired by all who have had the pleasure to know you. I am so proud that you are my brother. I Love You.

Karen Cedarquist

November 4, 2018

You were a good neighbor for 34 years, you took me to the hospital when I broke my ankle, helped me with things around the house that I wasn’t able, shared your fireworks display with me and the boys, just to name a few. I’m glad you got to meet Fred and to know him a bit. We’ll look after Mel when the kids aren’t around. You’ll be missed! Rest In Peace.
Love, Karen and Fred

Melodie Nelson

November 3, 2018

Jesus brought us together on, June 6,1970. Yes, he was tall, dark, and handsome; I have to be honest.
What I was attracted to, about him, was his conversation. (that hot almost summer night)We were at, Herfy's Drive In, where I worked,at the High School hangout.Alan Orcutt, introduced him to me. Dan only talked about others-never himself that night.
He loved his family, and wanted to share his love of them with me. His brother, Daryl, was in Viet Nam. Dan was worried about him. He talked about all of them.I couldn't sleep that night, as I wanted to see this amazing person again. Of course, I thought he would never call me again. The next day, I went to work. Dan came to my window, and ordered a small coke. I could see him outside my window, sitting on the bench. I was so nervous. After a long time, he came to my window, and asked me out!!! The rest of my life has been a blessing beyond anything I could ever explain.
Dan completed me, and made me better. He is my best friend, and someday, he will walk to me
, and introduce me to Jesus!
He made me happy. There is a hole in my heart that will never go away, but I know I will see him again.
I could write a book, of all of his wonderful character qualities, but you would have to read this all day.
Just a few, are, putting others before himself, joking around, to bring a laugh, giving, in many ways,saying he was sorry, if he needed to, and so many more.
We've been together, since Dan was 17 years old. Even though we've had 48 years together, it wasn't enough.I never got tired of him.He is my one and only , and I will be happy to see him again, when it's my turn. Love you eternally, honeybun.



Daryl Nelson

November 3, 2018