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The Fence Post obituary; Charles Gordon Nelson

Charles Gordon Nelson, 68

Feb. 2, 1952 – April 1, 2020

Platteville, Colo.

Charles Gordon Nelson, 68, of Platteville, Colo., passed away April 1, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 2, 1952, in Longmont, Colo., to James Robert and Mary Frances (Sauter) Nelson.

He was born and raised in the Milliken/Johnstown, Colo., area, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1970. He attended Western State in Gunnison, Colo., before enlisting with the Wyoming National Guard.

On Oct. 26, 1973, he married Phyllis Edith Camp at the First Congregational Church in Greeley, Colo.

Charles farmed with his father and then by himself, also working for Great Western Sugar Factory during campaign season and night watching. He later worked as a real estate agent for Gilbaugh Agency, broker with Nelson Realty and then at Home Depot.

He loved flying his power parachute, fishing, playing card games and watching old TV shows and movies but most enjoyed supporting his grandkids’ activities. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Korean Shriners, Odd Fellows Lodge in Milliken and Century Lodge in Greeley and the Milliken Presbyterian Church.

Thankful to have shared his life include his wife, Phyllis, daughters; Carolyn Susanna (Mike) Bernal and Sheri Lou (Joshua) Medina, 10 grandchildren; Sheldon, Zachary, Elizabeth, Austin, Tanner, Paisley, Abigayle, Camdyn, Delani, and Aaden, one great-grandson, Toby, siblings; Doris (Bob) Fields, Peggy (Richard) Wakeman, Kurt (Darlene) Nelson and brother-in-law, Kenny Wagner.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diana Dee in 1976, sister, Karen Wagner, twin siblings, James Anthony and Robert Timothy and his parents, James and Mary (Sauter) Nelson.

Services will be announced at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to American Cancer Society in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at