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Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, January 10, 2008

David Nelson

July 31, 1954- Dec. 31, 2007

David Nelson, 53, Alta, died on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Alta, with Rev. Duane Olson officiating. Burial will be held at the Scandinavian Cemetery at a later date.

Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David D. Nelson was born to Arnold and Jean (Warme) Nelson on July 31, 1954.

His first job was as a tire changer and full service station attendant at Alta Standard Station for Tom Grigg at the age of 10

Dave attended Alta Schools and graduated with the class of 1972. While in high school, he participated in football. After graduation, he attended Iowa Central Community College obtaining his degree in Automotive Repair. Dave then worked at Alta Lumber.

On July 20, 1974 he married Deb Anderson. To this union, two sons were born, Neil and Tate. On June 20, 1992 he married Gigi Ciechanowski.

Dave later was affiliated with Waddell Lumber and in 2002 was employed at VT Industries in Holstein.

Dave was a member of the Alta Fire Department, Alta Board of Adjustment, and Trinity Lutheran Church. Dave's interests included cars, golf, boating, and his family. He was a great joke teller and made everyone feel welcome with a good story.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Gigi, Alta; sons: Tate (Michelle), Wayne, Neb., Neil (Kristen), Johnston, and Joey, Cedar Falls; daughter: Susie (Corey), Waterloo and grandchildren Koby, Lily, and Koy. Dave is also survived by his mother Jean Nelson, Spencer; and brothers Bruce (Linda), Glidden; James "Harv" (Barb), Spencer; and Dan "Booner" (Susan), also of Spencer, and their families.

Carl Delbridge

Jan. 16, 1920 - Dec. 30, 2007

As part of the Greatest Generation, Carl T. Delbridge served his country, his community, and his family. The Lord called him home on Dec. 30, 2007, at the age of 87 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Storm Lake, after a lengthy battle with COPD.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church, Alta, with Pastor Craig Lee officiating and Flag Presentation by the Alta VFW Post #6172. Burial will be at a later date at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl was born Jan. 16, 1920, in rural Storm Lake to Henry and Anna (Jordan) Delbridge. During high school, he lived with neighbors and worked for room and board. He enjoyed basketball and baseball. He graduated from Truesdale High School.

Carl joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the World War II European Theater of Operations. He attained the rank of Technician Sergeant, Antitank Company, 262nd Infantry, received several special awards, and earned the respect of the men he led through the end of the war in 1945.

When he returned to Storm Lake, his dream was to find a place to farm and raise a family. Carl married Margelet Johannesen on Oct. 10, 1946. They established their farm and home south of Alta, where he lovingly served the land, raised a family, and lived for 60 years.

Carl served his community as a school board member and school board secretary from 1958 to 1976. He faithfully served as an ordained elder, deacon, trustee, and youth group leader at the First Presbyterian Church, Alta.

He was preceded in death by his parents; all of his siblings and infant sister Marie, Louis, Don, Margaret, Doris, and Carol; an infant grandson, Aaron Parker; and son-in-law, Alan Parker.

He leaves to mourn his wife of 61 years; his children, Tom Delbridge, Darden, Tenn.; Linda Delbridge, West Des Moines; David Delbridge and his wife Debra, Alta; and Lisa Binder and her husband Denny, Alta. He was "Papa" to seven grandchildren and their spouses and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and a lifetime of friends.

"So great a cloud of witnesses, and as such, he will remain in our hearts forever."



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