David Clinton Nelson, 66, died from an aneurysm at his home in Opheim, Mont., on Aug. 7, 2013.
He was born on Feb. 24, 1947, in Glasgow, Mont., the youngest of four children, born to Clinton and Elsa Nelson.
He attended the North Bench School until second grade and went on to graduate from Opheim High School. Following high school, he attained an associate’s degree in agriculture at Northern Montana College in Havre.
In 1967 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was in the military for two years, and served a tour in Vietnam as a radio mechanic.
Following college, he and his life-long best f...