Arthur Nelson Obituary

Arthur W. Nelson
Arthur W. Nelson
Arthur W. Nelson

October 4, 1927 - December 18, 2010
Born in Ruthven, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Arthur Nelson, 83, died on December 18, 2010, at Kavanagh House Hospice. A Memorial Reception will be held at Dunn's Funeral Home in Des Moines from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday January 15, 2011.

Arthur " Art " Nelson was born on October 4, 1927 in Ruthven, Iowa, the son of Henryette and Nels Nelson. He graduated from Ruthven High School and received a B.S in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University. On October 11, 1952 he married Lucille McBride and was married to her for 52 years until Lucille's death in 2004.

Art owned a contracting business in Des Moines and built bridges throughout the State of Iowa. He was active in politics and, later in life while living in Dallas Center, Iowa, was elected to the City Council. He enjoyed playing tennis and collecting antiques.

Art will be missed by his four children; Brock Nelson and his wife Sandy of Portland, Oregon; Kevin Nelson and his wife Michele of Woodbury, Minnesota; Brice Nelson of Des Moines, Iowa; Kelly Curran and her husband Tom of West Chicago, Illinois, his grandchildren; Carly Meimann and her husband Andrew, Jenna Nelson, Jessica Nelson, Collin Nelson, and his great grandchildren Jack and Matthew Meimann.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kavanagh House Hospice in Des Moines.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ DUNN'S CHAPEL.

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MEMORIAL GATHERING
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Saturday, January 15, 2011
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM