June 15, 2024

Peter Alton Adolphus Nelson

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Peter Alton Adolphus Nelson, 78, of Fort Worth, TX, passed away on June 5, 2023, with his wife, Cynthia (Pletan), by his side. 

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 11 a.m., in person and online at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7620 Baker Blvd, Richland Hills, TX, 76118.

Peter and Cyndy were married in 1968.  Peter served in Vietnam from 1968-69 as a sergeant and Scout Dog Handler with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) where he was awarded a Bronze Star and an Air Medal.  He worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and retired in 2005 after 36 years.  In addition to his railroad vocation, Peter enjoyed working on his in-laws’ farm (Kenneth and Myrtle Pletan) near Wendell, MN, during harvest season.  

Peter is survived by his wife, Cyndy; their children Darryl (Ashley), Laralynn (Edward), Peter J (Melissa), and Andrew; their 10 grandchildren; his siblings June, Margaret, Noreen, George and Sonja; and many nieces and nephews.  

Peter was preceded in death by their daughter, Melissa Anne, and his parents, Walfred Nelson and Hilda (Steen) Nelson Rucci.  

Blessed be the memory of Peter Nelson. 

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