Eudell Nelson, 92 of Irene, passed away on May 29, 2019 at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Viborg. Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Viborg. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Eudell Wayne Nelson was born on July 26, 1926 to Silas and Hilda (Skov) Nelson.

He started farming at the age of 13, after his father was injured in World War 1. Eudell married Ruth Joyce Hakl on August 9, 1964 in Pierre, SD. They farmed north of Viborg until moving into Irene in May of 2000. Ruth passed in October of 2011. Eudell loved to buy and sell cars, always had Chevrolet vehicles and never cared for a Ford. He also cared for animals, always having one around the house.

Eudell was preceded in death by his wife Ruth, parents Silas and Hilda, and sisters Delilah Lien and Delores Nelson.

Eudell is survived by his children Jim (Deanna) Hakl of Hartford and Debra (Kevin) Heirigs of Freeman; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and special friend Jeanette Johnson.

Yankton Press & Dakotan

June 1, 2019