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Obituary: Darrel A. Nelson, 66 - March 4, 2020
Darrel A. Nelson, 66, of Lacon and Minonk, passed away on Wednesday (March 4, 2020) in Minonk.

He was born on Sept. 8, 1953, in Marion, to the late Paul and Patricia (Moore) Nelson. Darrel and Christie Cline were married on Dec. 31, 1999, in Lacon. He worked at Caterpillar for 12 years, and then Durre Brothers/O'Brien Steel for 24 years.

He was a loving husband and father, who enjoyed his Cardinals, spending time with his family and friends, going to Brooklynn's games, golfing, fishing trips, and riding his Goldwing all over the entire country.

Darrel is survived by his wife, Christie; his daughter, Brooklynn; and his son, Jeremy Cline, all of Lacon; his sister, Debbie (Bob) Haugens, Galena; brother-in-law, Curt (Patricia) Cline, Lacon; six nieces; and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Ioerger; father, Paul E. Nelson; and brother, Mike Ioerger.

Visitations for Darrel will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Ruestman Harris Funeral Home, Minonk, and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. Graveside committal will immediately follow in the Lacon Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at

Brooklynn was his light and his life. We are sure that he would prefer memorials be made for her education fund. Darrel will be dearly missed by many.