Kenneth E. Nelson Sr. was born in McCook, NE to Bernard and Pauline Nelson on November 5, 1951. He passed away on October 30, 2019 in Fort Morgan, CO.
Ken grew up in Cambridge, NE where he graduated from high school in 1970. He then moved to Denver, CO where he attended college. Ken married his wife and soul mate, Betty (Roy) Nelson in 1971. Ken worked as a mechanic most of his life, and retired as a mechanic, tow truck operator/owner of Allied Towing in Idaho Springs, CO in 2008, then relocated to Wray, CO where he enjoyed free time with his wife, Betty and spending time golfing. Ken had a passion for hunting wild life and in his younger years, driving a race car.
Ken is survived by his wife, Betty Nelson; his son, Kenneth Edward Nelson Jr. (Shantel); his daughter, Connie Nelson (Jay), four grandchildren and one great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. Ken is preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Pauline Nelson.
Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Fort Morgan at 117 E. Bijou Ave. on Thursday November 7, 2019 at 11:00 am. A Burial service will be held on Saturday November 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm (CST) at the Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge, NE.
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