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Dennis Wayne Nelson, 64, of Glendale, died Wednesday, March 19, 2012, at the VA Medical Hospital in Louisville.
He was a native of Providence, R.I. and was a member of American Legion Post No. 113, VFW and DAV. He retired from the U.S. Army as a proud Green Beret 5th Special Forces group, having served during Vietnam. He received the Distinguished Service Cross, three Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars with Valor and three Purple Hearts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Joseph and Laverne Cardwell Nelson.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Karin Andrzejewsky Nelson; two sons, Blake R. Nelson and Kyle H. Nelson, both of Lexington; two daughters, Brean White of Lexington and Leah (Matt) Pavey of Bardstown; and a granddaughter, Ella Rose Pavey.
The funeral was Thursday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Condolences may be expressed at www.brownfuneral.com.