Gordon Edward Nelson


Nov. 8, 2931 – Aug. 21, 2014

MORRISON, Ill. — Gordon Edward Nelson, 82, of Morrison, died Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Dixon Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Dixon, Ill.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Morrison, with the Rev. Mike Winkelman, associate pastor, and the Rev. Mark Winkelman, senior pastor, St. Peter Lutheran Church, co-officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, August 25, 2014 the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison.

Memorials have been established.

He was born November 8, 1931 in Morrison, to Bert J. and Hattie Beveroth Nelson.

Gordon graduated from Morrison High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Western Illinois University and later received his Master's Degree from Bradley University.

He married Helen L. Mitchell on December 24, 1960 in East Moline, Ill. She died February 28, 2007.

Gordon was in the United States Air Force from November 29, 1951 to August 20, 1955.

He dedicated his life to education and worked around the Morrison area all his life, most recently for the Morrison School District. He was principal of Morrison Junior High School from 1972 to 1992.

He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and the Morrison American Legion.

Survivors include a son, Eric (Jenna) Nelson, of Antioch, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Jack and Hannah Nelson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen L. Nelson; seven sisters, one in infancy; and two brothers.

Death date: Aug. 21, 2014

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