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'Swede' Nelson

Charismatic commissioner passes away after year-long cancer battle

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Swede Nelson's legacy may not be what he accomplished in eight years on the Hubbard County board, but in how he dealt with a diagnosis that would have made lesser men afraid, angry or withdrawn.

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His indomitable spirit shone through his one-year, almost to the day, battle with pancreatic cancer.

"It was Nov. 14 (2008) when he got the diagnosis," his wife Carol recalled.

Then came the chemotherapy, the intense radiation and the setbacks.

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