Earl Nelson Obituary

Earl O. Nelson
Earl O. Nelson
Earl O. Nelson

March 20, 1916 - September 9, 2003
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Earl O. Nelson, 87, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at Calvin Community in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 12 at Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 511 Des Moines Street in Des Moines. Private burial will take place on Saturday at Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines.

Earl was born the son of Edward and Ellen Ellison Nelson on March 20, 1916 in Des Moines. He was a graduate of East High School. Earl was an army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. He married Maxine Hoefing on August 31, 1940 in Des Moines. Earl was a member of IBEW #347, Capitol Hill Lutheran Church and the AMVETS.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maxine Nelson of Des Moines; his daughter, Jane (Alan) Murdoch of Ames; his son, Ronald (Joan) Nelson of Louisville, KY; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Earl was preceded into death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers.

A visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the church, one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to either Capitol Hill Lutheran Church or Wesley Acres Health Center.

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Capitol Hill Lutheran Church
511 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Friday, September 12, 2003
9:30 AM
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Capitol Hill Lutheran Church
511 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Friday, September 12, 2003
10:30 AM

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Capitol Hill Lutheran Church
511 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Wesley Acres Health Center
3520 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312