Myron Dale Nelson

By The Mercury

Myron Dale Nelson, 77, of Manhattan, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at his residence.

His family provided the following information.

He was born Oct. 24, 1933, in Manhattan, the son of Lawrence Nathaniel and Theodosia Mae (Hays) Nelson, and had been a lifetime area resident.

Myron graduated from Manhattan High School and served in the United States Army. He was the manager of Doebele’s IGA on 3rd Street and was the owner/operator of Doebele’s IGA in Aggieville for many years. He later was a self employed carpenter prior to working 10 years as a carpenter for the State of Kansas at the Kansas Museum of History, retiring in 1998.

He enjoyed coffee daily with his friends, crossword puzzles, board games and was an avid Kansas State sports fan. He loved spending time with his family and attending the grandchildren’s school and sporting events.

He was married to Mary Jean Doebele in 1954.  They later divorced.

Survivors include his two children, Michael Scott Nelson and his wife, Carole, of Parkville, Mo., and Melanie Ann Berry and her husband, Rick, of Manhattan; four grandchildren, Lindsay Lauppe and her husband, Craig, Craig Berry, Christopher and Catherine Nelson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Myron was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Lawrence Merle Nelson, and two sisters, Moyne McMaster and Morna Huser.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Kevin Larson officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Valley View Memorial Gardens Cemetery east of Manhattan.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Homecare & Hospice, Inc., or the Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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