Douglas G. Nelson

May 18, 1948 - July 13, 2022

Douglas G. Nelson, 74, of Altoona passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at his home.

Doug was born on May 18, 1948, to Donald and Pearl (Simingson) Nelson in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Doug is survived by his children, Jason Nelson of Eau Claire, and Shannon (Cameron) Siems of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Cole Siems and Rilee Siems of Knoxville, TN; and his dog, Nika.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Terry Nelson.

A private family burial was held. Friends and family are welcome to leave online condolences below.

  1. Many prayers for this family. Shannon is like a sister to me and I love her very much. I’m sorry for your loss, each of you.

    - Melissa White

  2. My condolences to the Doug Nelson family. Have known the family for many years. Take care.

    Jerry Ehlinger

    - Jerry Ehlinger

  3. Doug, was a fun person to be with. We had a lot of fun with Doug and family at Lake Holcomb with pontoon rides etc. May he Rest In Peace.

    - Merle Nelson

  4. Sending our deepest Sympathy to Doug’s family

    - Debbie Wright

  5. Sincere condolences to Douglas’s family. I had the honor of his friendship, great conversations and memories he shared in the 6 years of our phones calls. He worked at Uniroyal for 23 years and when they shut down he took the opportunity to take school courses for 2 years and got a degree and then worked at Hutchinson (HTI) for 10 years and then retired. He enjoyed the summer’s up in Lake Holcombe with his friends and family for several years. When covid hit he ended up spending these last 3 summers at his home in Altoona. He was surrounded by amazing neighbors that helped him and cherished his friendship and looked out for him. Jim and Jean who helped him get groceries and things he needed for the past years when Doug quit driving, Victor and his wife Holly who made him amazing meals and desserts and that brightened his days. They helped him around his yard and enjoyed the last summers at his Picnic table enjoying great music and conversation. I have missed our daily phone calls and laughter. RIP Douglas, you are missed dearly. Many condolences 💐 to the family and peace be with them during this very difficult time. God Bless

    - Sharissa Melland

  6. Sincere condolences to Douglas’s family. I had the honor of his friendship, great conversations and memories he shared in the 6 years of our phones calls. He worked at Uniroyal for 23 years and when they shut down he took the opportunity to take school courses for 2 years and got a degree and then worked at Hutchinson (HTI) for 10 years and then retired. He enjoyed the summer’s up in Lake Holcombe with his friends and family for several years. When covid hit he ended up spending these last 3 summers at his home in Altoona. He was surrounded by amazing neighbors that helped him and cherished his friendship and looked out for him. Jim and Jean who helped him get groceries and things he needed for the past years when Doug quit driving, Victor and his wife Holly who made him amazing meals and desserts and that brightened his days. They helped him around his yard and enjoyed the last summers at his Picnic table enjoying great music and conversation. I have missed our daily phone calls and laughter. RIP Douglas, you are missed dearly. Many condolences 💐 to the family and peace be with them during this very difficult time. God Bless

    – Sharissa Melland

    - Sharissa Melland

  7. Doug was the most honest man I ever met.
    His integrity was unmatched…
    I’ll miss his smile and the goodness he shared with all….
    I’ll miss our talks at his old sliver infested picnic table…and his old radio we listened to many times and the tapes he made over his lifetime.
    He had a love of music and taped hundreds of hours of his favorites…
    One of the greatest man I ever had the honor to know..
    I loved this man as a father…
    The good dies young.
    Rest in peace
    And I pray. Remember him as one of the last of a dying breed
    God bless him and his family

    - Mark

  8. Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Enjoyed his friendship for over 40 years. Remember sharing many card games with him.

    - Gary Rosencrans

  9. I was so sad to see this. I worked with Doug at HTI and enjoyed having a beer or two with him in Altoona. We had good conversations and he was a Great man. I’m sorry for your loss. May his fun loving personality and good humor bring you many fond memories.

    - Christel

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