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Douglas Nelson

Douglas J. Nelson

Friday, February 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Douglas James Nelson, 61, of Coldwater passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at his home. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. Interment will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery following services. Visitation will be held Thursday prior to the service from 11:00-12:00 PM at the funeral home. Douglas was born August 24, 1958 in Milwaukee, WI to James and Barbara (Schreihart) Nelson. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and then worked at Guardian Fiber Glass until his retirement. Doug was also a golf course manager, a member of the Coldwater American Legion Post 52, and a talented tinkerer and woodworker; he could fix anything for anyone. He enjoyed working on CB radios, adored his grandchildren, and was known for always lending a helping hand and his giving heart. Survivors include, his mother, Barbara Erdmann of Zephyrhills, FL; his life partner of 18 years, Patricia Simmons of Coldwater; children, Anthony (Jenna) Nelson of Yulee, FL; Andrea (Marcus Fisher) Nelson of Quincy; step-children, Jason (Myisha Johnson) Mahaffey and Sara Woodcox both of Coldwater; siblings, Deborah (Richard) Nelson-Gardell of Alabama; Dan (Jennifer) Erdmann of Dade City, FL; Dorie (Kathy Ryan) Erdman of Florida; grandchildren, Nora Nelson and Scarlett Nelson; step-grandchildren, Emmett Woodcox, Ethan Woodcox, Alek Rakoske, Grace Lashaway, and many loving nieces and nephews. Doug was preceded in death by his father James Nelson and his step-father Lee Erdmann. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family. www.dutcherfh.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    Address
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Dutcher Funeral Home
    Address
    440 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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  • Interment

    Location
    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Address
    809 W. Chicago St.
    COLDWATER, MI 49036
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