Ernest C. Nelson
Oct 21, 1929 – Nov 21, 2014
Ernest C. Nelson, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on Nov. 21, surrounded by his family. Ernest was born on October 21, 1929 in McGregor, North Dakota to Henry and Astrid Nelson.
In 1949, he married his high school sweetheart and in 1956, he moved his family to the Seattle area. He worked for Boeing for four years and then United Airlines for 29 years, retiring in 1988.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marlene Nelson. His children, Susan (Dennis) Potter, Byron (Cindy) Nelson and Karen (Steven) Levy. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Travis, Ashley, Bailey, Henry, Allison, and Zachary, and great-grandchildren, Emily, Elijah, Elsa Ezekiel, and Ernie.
We have many fond memories of our wonderful times with him and will truly miss his warm smile, his sense of humor and his generous love.
We are grateful for the love and care he received from the caregivers at Judson Park Retirement Community.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines on December 2nd at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Judson Park Foundation, 23600 Marine View Drive S., Des Moines, WA 98198
Viewing Dec. 1st, 2-5 p.m. at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Park. Please sign the on-line guest book at www.bonneywatson.com.
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