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David J. Nelson

David J. Nelson, 42, of Plover, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his wife and soul mate Gale, Saturday, December 10, 2011 after a brave and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on September 12, 1969 in Cannon Falls, MN. and spent his early childhood years on his family's farm in Ladysmith.

Dave went to school at Stevens Point Area Senior High and then later was married to his soul-mate Gale Boursier on September 4, 1999.

He was employed at Prairie Star Ranch, and he and Gale were the resident apartment managers of the Porter Place Apartments in Plover, prior to his illness.

David was a very special father to his son Justin and loving uncle to his nieces Bryar & Jordyn Kramer and Mandy Zander. He spent lots of time with each of them, and the strength from their love filled his heart as he went through his battle with cancer. He was also a Great-Uncle to a very special little boy named Gavin Zander, who he was a godfather for.

He has 8 Nieces and Nephews, with one great nephew.

David enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and fishing with his son and father, and working on the farm. One of his favorite places to go was to the family cabin. He also enjoyed traveling around the United States by car, taking in Mother Nature's beauty. One of his favorite pastimes was watching the Packers and Brewers, especially with his MOM.

He is survived by his wife Gale Nelson of Plover, his son Justin Nelson, his Mom and Dad Betty and Cal Galloway and his Sister Ranae (Keith) Kramer all of Junction City. Grandfather, Jim (Dorothy) Parker of Ladysmith and numerous aunts and uncles. Also survived by his mother in law, Jane Boursier, sister in law and brother in law, Patti and Jim Oleson of Wisconsin Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his brother Gary Nelson, his Grandmother Mary Parker, and his father in law David Boursier and his infant step-son Jared.

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