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Arthur H. Nelson

Published: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

STILLMAN VALLEY – Arthur H. Nelson, 63, of Stillman Valley, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born Jan. 5, 1950, in Elgin, the son of Arthur H. Sr. and Joan (Button) Nelson. He married Teresa (Babich) Taylor on Oct. 6, 2001, in Byron; she also died in the accident. Arthur retired 2 years ago from being an operating engineer with Local 150.  He was an aviation enthusiast and attended the Experimental Aircraft Association Air Show in Oshkosh, Wis., several times. He was mechanically inclined and completely restored an old Jeep. He loved to travel, and always was on the go.

He is survived by his son, Matthew Nelson of Santa Barbara, Calif.; stepsons, Timothy Taylor and Ty (Ellen) Taylor, both of Oregon, Chris Bowen of Madison Heights, Mich., T.J. (Amy) Taylor of Waterman, and Troy Taylor of Hillside; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Nelson (Michael) Bartlett of Elgin and Ginny Nelson Ireland of St. Charles; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the funeral at 1 p.m., Saturday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon, with the Rev. Jonathan Black officiating. Burial will be at Daysville Cemetery in rural Oregon.

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