Donald Jay Nelson, 75, died May 25, 2011, at Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach.
He was born in Evanston, Ill., and lived in Vero Beach for 31 years, coming from his birthplace.
Nelson was a self employed master electrician.
He was a volunteer for the local Elks Lodge, Vero Beach and former member of the IBEW.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years Valentine Nelson, of Vero Beach; son, Marc Nelson, of Vero Beach; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be 2 – 5 p.m. on May 28, 2011, at Strunk Funeral Home Vero Beach, Florida.