January 28, 1935- November 28, 2013

Lowell David Nelson, 78, of Adel, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the Des Moines Mercy West Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Monday, December 2, 2013 at McCalley Funeral Home in Adel, with burial at Oakdale Cemetery. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service.

Lowell was born January 28, 1935 to Clarence and Frieda Nelson on the family farm in Sherburn, MN. He is survived by his two sisters, Karen Miller and Connie Garrison; his step sons, James (Susan) Gillespie of Vaughn, WA, Daniel Gillespie of Diamondhead Lake, Dexter, Robert (Betsie) Gillespie of Adel, and George (Peggy) Gillespie of Urbandale, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and three sons, Lee, Lane and Lon from his first marriage.

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