Since I no longer help at the Rec Center or film for the local Channel Two, I've lost track of the young people, whose parents I knew when they were kids in Manning.
Someone asked me last week if I knew who the young person was who passed away - they said the name but at that point in time I drew a blank.
Then I just noticed the obituary on Ohde Funeral Home's site and saw his dad's name - then I knew exactly who he was and the Manning family connections he has.
When he and his brother were little kids, I occasionally worked on the family computer, but as they grew up I lost track of them since I no longer worked on their computer.

Anyway, I found a picture of his family that I could figure out for sure from the 2011 graduation I documented.
While I generally have lots of pictures for Manningites who pass away, I don't usually have pictures of the more recent generations who graduated at Manning, but I do have some pictures of the Irlbeck/Nelson family in a previous feature from 2019 which I'll link below...

2011 IKM-Manning graduation

Jeannie, Triston, Grandmother Joyce (Irlbeck) Nelson, Chris, Dominic (I hope I have the names correct)
There will be a Celebration Of Life on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Hausbarn Konferenz Centre, Manning, Iowa with Military Honors by the United States Army Honor Guard.

Honorary Bearers will be Dominic Nelson, John Stout, Raymond & Anthony Helms-Nelson, Logan Haman, and Chris Nelson

Triston Scot Nelson was born May 22, 1992, at Albany, Oregon. When he was two years old, Triston moved with his family to Manning, Iowa, where he attended school and graduated in 2011 from IKM-Manning High School.

Triston was a jack-of-all-trades and held many jobs in the local area. He was currently working as a mechanic with Bauer Built in Carroll. Triston was also a proud member of the Iowa National Guard. He enlisted right out of high school and completed basic training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He worked in Human Resources and then Culinary Services. Triston served in units in Iowa City, Council Bluffs, and finally in Perry, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.

On July 24, 2021 Triston was united in marriage with Felisha Helms in Adair. Felisha and her two boys Raymond and Anthony made their home with Triston in Scranton.

While in school, Triston enjoyed bowling with Saturday morning leagues. For a few years, he served with the Arcadia Fire Department. He loved music and singing, spending time with his family, traveling to Florida, obsessing with his hair, Harry Potter, and The Fast and Furious Movies. Above all, he was a fantastic husband, father, son, brother and uncle. Triston's biggest joy, over anyone and anything, was his sons. He didn't miss anything for them. Even when Triston was at his very worst, he was there.

In March of 2020 Triston was diagnosed with cancer and fought hard to be around as long as he could. On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, he passed away at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, attaining the age of 30 years and 17 days.

Triston is survived by his wife Felisha Helms-Nelson and sons Raymond and Anthony of Scranton; mother Jeannie (Mike) Johnston of Albany, Oregon; father Chris Nelson of Arcadia; siblings: Dominic Nelson of Halbur; John (Chelsea) Stout of Missouri; and Mackenzie (Sarah) Brooks of Des Moines; Felisha's parents: Shonnez Helms of Lake City, John and Nancy Florea of Lake City and James (Kelly) Stevens of Huachuca City, Arizona; other in-laws: Chaylin Helms-Florea of Lake City, Vanessa Stevens of California and Melissa Keeton of Kansas; 13 nephews; 6 nieces; and by many aunts and uncles and several extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather John Dominic Goergen and a brother-in-law William Wolven.

Irlbeck family history

2011 IKM-Manning graduates: Morgan Bauer, Bryce Beyerink, Dailen Cowden, Amber Croghan, Caylee Dammann, Brandon Dentlinger, Laura Eberly, Amber Ehlers, Joshua Hagen, Alex Halbur, Abby Haubrich, Ashtyne Haubrich, Meghan Horihan, Mitchell Irlmeier, Allaetra Jacobsen, Ashley Lage, Sarah Langel, Michaela Meyer, Triston Nelson, Jay Petersen, Christine Phillips, Alison Ranniger, Jenna Soll, Rebecca Sporrer, Mallory Stanley, Rebecca Wall, Hannah Warner, Jennifer Wicks, Chance Wiese, Katelynn Wiitala, Jessica Winter

IKM & Manning Troop 99 - Jerry Croghan scout leader
Dedication of the Manning Veterans' Memorial wall August 17, 2003

Back: Justin Meier, Ryan J. Arp, Shane Warner, Joel Musfeldt, Travis Meier, Jerry Croghan
Front: Bradley Muhlbauer, Jerad Croghan, Chris Meier, Danny Hilsabeck, Triston Nelson, Dominic Nelson

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