On Tuesday September 6th, Mike Nelson of Polk City lost his life in a tragic fire at his home. Mike was truly one of a kind and never knew a stranger. Mike was a compassionate and loving father/husband. As anyone can imagine, the family is completely shocked, heartbroken and have a long road ahead of them. Michelle, Maddie, and Grace are devastated by their loss. The family isn't one to ask for help, rather has always been the ones helping others in need. If you can donate anything to help The Nelson's with the expenses they are facing, please do. Mike was a 1988 graduate of Ballard. Thank you.