Dale 'Roger' Nelson, 81, was born January 16, 1929, in Clintonville, Wisconsin and passed away February 19, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother; and four sisters. He is survived by his loving wife Elsie, whom he was married to for 57 years; his children and their spouses, Mary Kay (Alan) Hamel, Jayne (Vern) Curtis, Richard (Pattie) Nelson and Janet 'Chickie' Nelson; and his grandchildren, Nathan (Hannah Ingles) Hamel, Lisa Hamel and Allie Marie Nelson. Roger is also survived by his special nephew, Jim Mauss and his family; his sisters, Marion Werth, Rosella Gartzke and Lois Kreklow; and numerous nieces and nephews in Wisconsin. He served in the 5th Infantry Regiment of the First Cavalry Division and participated in five major campaigns in Korea. He was awarded numerous medals and was honorably discharged from the United States Army on October 12, 1952. Roger was employed by CF&I for 32 years and upon his retirement he was General Foreman - Maintenance of the Seamless Tube Mill. He was a member of B.P.O.E # 90, a Head Tech Official for the United States Late Model Association and at Beacon Hill/I-25 Speedway, and a NASCAR member. His passions in life were his family, building race cars and street rods, attending Late Model races and car shows throughout the Southwest, visiting his buddies at their shops, and seeing his Mill friends for lunch on Fridays. He will be dearly missed by his wife, children and grandchildren, but will be remembered forever. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave., with the Rev. Fr. Heriberto Torres as celebrant. Concluding with military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Aunt Ellie and Family,

    We have just learned of Uncle Dale’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It has been a long time, but Terry and I both remember the fun we had with Uncle Dale and Aunt Ellie at family gatherings.

  2. Dear Ellie and Family,
    We wish that we could be there with you today to share your sorrow and to join in the celebration of Uncle Dale’s life. You are with us in our thoughts and prayers.

    May the Lord Bless you all and Keep you and give you his Peace.

    We love you all.

  3. Dear Ellie and Family,
    We wish that we could be there with you today to share your sorrow and to join in the celebration of Uncle Dale’s life. You are with us in our thoughts and prayers.

    May the Lord Bless you all and Keep you and give you his Peace.

    We love you all.

  4. Ellie and family,
    There are no sorrow words that can erase what you are going through now. We are sorry that we cannot be there tommorrow to hug your neck. We are with you in thoughts, prayers and our concerns for your loss.
    Love and hugs.
    Frank and Pat

  5. Rich
    My condolences for you and all your family
    I know that you are very close of your father. All my family prayer for Mr. Nelson

  6. Rich,
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this very difficult time. I know how close you were to your father, let those happy memories comfort you. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

  7. We are so sorry to hear about Roger. Our deepest sympathy is with you all. God Bless you and be with you.

    Sincerely, Greg, Sue and Family

  8. Rich, and your entire family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. If there is anything that we can do please let me know.

    Our deepest sympathy,
    Jim, Kim, Emily and Sarah Csonka

  9. Dear Aunt Ellie & family,
    Our deepest thoughts & prayers are with you during this dark time. Uncle Dale will be sadly missed but remembered always in our hearts.
    Thinking of you & yours,
    Dave Hawkinson Family

  10. Mrs. Nelson, Chickie and all of the
    Nelson family,
    Your in our thoughts and prayers.
    Much love,
    Dave, Pam and Halie Garren

  11. The Gant family would like to offer our condolences to the Nelson Family.
    Roger was an awesome guy and will be missed.

  12. To Elsie and family,
    There are no words to express just how sorry I am for your loss. Roger was one of my dads best friends, and he always looked forward to his visits at the shop. While we will all mourn his passing, know that the lord has another angel to watch over all of you and his friends. God Bless
    Karen

  13. I will always remember the fun we all had when you and dad had the famous #34 race car and how wonderful you and Elsie were to me and my whole family. You will be sorely missed by all who knew you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of sorrow.

  14. I worked with Roger in the 70’s at the Seamless Mill. He was a friend that helped me both professionally and personally. I enjoyed his sense of humor. We will all miss him. I send my condolences to all of his family.

    Terry Eastman
    Baton Rouge, LA

  15. Roger we will miss you allot. We will remember you and all the help you gave us in our racing. To Elsie and family you are in our thoughts always. If you need anything please let us know. Roger was very dear to us. R.I.P. Roger

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