Donald R. Nelson was born January 17, 1944 and passed away October 5, 2019 at his home in Roselle, IL. He was the beloved husband of Caryn, and loving father of Brian Spath and Eric (Sandi) Spath. Donald was the grandfather of Raymond, Cameron, Madison, Jordan, Devin, and Emily. Devoted brother of Dee (Ken) and Doreen (Allen) and an Uncle of many. A memorial service will be held at Geils Funeral Home in Bensenville, 180 South York Road, on Thursday, October 10th, 2019. Services will be Private.