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Friends mourn Wyoming men killed in Saturday plane crash near Thief River Falls

Dawn Marie (Nelson) Ekdahl

Dawn Marie (Nelson) Ekdahl

Dawn Marie (Nelson) Ekdahl was born August 2nd, 1954 to Floyd & Norma (Soderfelt) Nelson. Dawn was the oldest of their four children. Dawn grew up on the family farm near Lake Bronson Minnesota and attended school in Lake Bronson. After graduating High School in Karlstad, Minnesota, she found her way to Green River, Wyoming where she made her home. In 1980 Dawn married Jerry Carlson, and two daughters were born to this union Kayla and Kelsey. In 1986 she was united in marriage with Mike Ekdahl. To this union two more children blessed the family Kyle and Kassie. Dawn loved entertaining, socializing, being outdoors and having fun with friends and family. Dawn always took time to help out those who needed it. She loved cooking for friends and family and has passed on some great recipes that will forever be treasured.

Dawn was proceeded in death by her parents Floyd & Norma Nelson, grandparents, Nels & Nellie Nelson, Axel Soderfelt, late husband Jerry Carlson, and grandson Wiley Ekdahl.

Dawn is survived by her husband Mike, children, Kayla, Kelsey, Kyle, (wife Alissa), and Kassie. Grandchildren Mercedez and Hunter. Siblings Terry, Brad, and Robin Nelson.

A celebration of life will be held July 28th in Rock Springs, WY.

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