Born: September 29, 1937
Died: March 23, 2018
Glenn A. Nelson, 80, of Brandon, SD (formerly of Sioux Falls, SD) died Monday, March 19, 2018 at Bethany Home in Brandon. His funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, March 24 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory, Sioux Falls, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation begins at 5:00 PM Friday, March 23 at the funeral home, where the family will greet friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Glenn Arthur Nelson, son of Andrew and Helen (Knudtson) Nelson, was born September 29, 1937 in Vermillion, SD. As a child he moved with his family to Sioux Falls, SD and grew up there. Glenn began work at Red Owl Grocery in 1952. He graduated from Washington High School in 1955.
Glenn entered the U.S. Marine Corps in January of 1956 in Sioux Falls, SD. He served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal in January of 1962 in Sioux Falls.
Glenn was united in marriage with Loretta Semmler on September 10, 1960 in Parkston, SD. The couple made their home in Sioux Falls. Glenn continued his career with Red Owl until beginning work at Great Plains Vending in 1975. After retiring from Great Plains in 1987, he helped his wife at her business, AAA Collections.
Glenn was a member of Hope Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Elks Club and AARP. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Grateful for having shared his life are two sons, Jeff Nelson and his wife, Chris, Brandon, SD, Randy Nelson and his wife, Kena, Sioux Falls, SD; six grandchildren, Heather Crosby and her husband, Brian, Daniel Nelson and his wife, Amber, Keni Nelson, Kade Nelson, Kylin Nelson, Kayler Nelson; eight great-grandchildren, Jaxon Nelson, Ava Crosby, Ivy Nelson, Braden Crosby, Cora Nelson, Ana Crosby, Emeline Nelson, Bryson Crosby; his brother, Larry Nelson and his wife, Diana, Orange City, FL; and many other relatives and friends.
Glenn was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta, on October 2, 1993; his parents; and a sister-in-law, Joan Nelson.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Glenn to Make-A-Wish South Dakota, 1400 W. 17th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or www.southdakota.wish.org.