MORRISON – Gordon Edward Nelson, 82, of Morrison, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Dixon Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Dixon. He was principal at Morrison Junior High School from 1972 to 1992.
Gordon was born Nov. 8, 1931, in Morrison, the son of Bert J. and Hattie (Beveroth) Nelson. He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He married Helen L. Nelson on Dec. 24, 1960, in East Moline. She preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 2007. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Morrison.
Survivors include one son, Eric (Jenna) Nelson of Antioch, and two grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by seven sisters, one in infancy, and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Morrison, with the Rev. Mike Winkelman, associate pastor, and the Rev. Mark Winkelman, senior pastor, co-officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.
Memorials have been established.
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