Phil Nelson, 62, of Fort Dodge, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the Paula J. Baber Home in Fort Dodge. Services will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.
Phil is survived by his mother, Shirley Nelson of Fort Dodge; his father, Duane Nelson of Mesa, Arizona; and his five sisters, JoAnn Nelson, Rita Clark and Anita Nelson all of Omaha, Nebraska, Julie (Gary) Lowrey and Jackie (Andrew) Cockrum both of Fort Dodge; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Philip Duane Nelson, the son of Shirley Rosales Nelson and Duane Nelson, was born June 24, 1955, in Fort Dodge and later graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High. After high school Phil worked as a bartender traveling around the country. He later moved back to Fort Dodge where he attended bar at the Sports Page, Fort Dodge Country Club and several other area establishments. Phil also worked at Walmart as a night time stocker until August of 2017. For the past 7 months Phil was battling colon cancer.
Phil was a true outdoorsman. He loved fishing, bonfires, camping, watching and collecting movies and hiking in the Colorado Mountains. He was also an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears Fan.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.