Notice in the 15 June 1967 Ida Grove paper:
Services Tuesday For Vern Nelson (1888 - 1967)
Funeral services for Vern Nelson, 79, were held Tuesday at the Christensen Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Rev Alvin Clevenger of Assembly of God Church at Denison officiated and burial was in the Hayes Township Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by McNamara Moore Post #61 American Legion of Ida Grove. Nelson died Saturday at a Sioux City hospital after a six month illness. Survivors include three cousins, Oscar of Vail, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Garrett of Altoona and a sister in law, Mrs. Robert Nelson of Odebolt.