Richard 'Dick' Nelin, 72

Richard “Dick” Nelin, 72, of Lead passed away Nov. 2, at Fort Meade.

Dick was born in Deadwood, on May 31, 1947, to Fred and Edith (Aspen) Nelin. He grew up and attended school in Lead. Dick worked various jobs in the Lead/Deadwood area.

He married Nancy Schneider on May 16, 1999 at Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park.  

Dick is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Michelle Nelin-Maruani; son, Dan Nelin; four grandchildren; and former spouse, LeAnn Olson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Edith Nelin.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at Black Hills National Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by the Sturgis Volunteer Honor Guard and the US Navy.

Friends and family may sign his online guestbook and leave written condolences for the family at

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