Harold E. Nelson

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Harold E.

Nelson, Harold E.
Passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the age of 95. Dear husband of the late Edith. Loving father of Michael (Mary Ellen), Delora, and Ryan (Denise). He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, niece, nephews, sister-in-law Betty, other relatives, and friends.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, 12:30 PM, at Highland Memorial Park (14875 W. Greenfield Ave.).

Harold served in the Army during WW2 in the 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Division as an artillery sergeant, and was among the first into battle in the Pacific. After the war, he directed a refrigeration equipment lab that developed a valve crucial for the success of automobile air conditioning. He and his wife were active in the Wisconsin Go Hiking Club, and were supporters of conservation efforts. He greatly appreciated the care and support he received from his friends, neighbors, and healthcare providers over the past several years.

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Deb Jensen

I am Harold’s nurse from Allay. He was such a gracious man who spoke highly of his family. He was proud that you all went to college and made good for yourselves. He spoke about his service to our country, telling stories of some battles. He never quite understood what had to go on. He missed his wife and spoke of all the good she brought to the family .He had a hard time dealing with his inabilities that come with age and was always apologizing for what he couldn’t do. I encouraged him to be thankful for what he could still do and how thorough he still did it. I know Harold now is at peace and able to be with Edith again. It was an honor to care for your father. I will miss him.
With deepest sympathy,
Deb J
Allay Homecare

Art Clark

I am fellow resident of Library Square.Enjoyed his stories about the 32 nd division in New Guniea,which I read about as a teen ager. Harold had a ready wit. I told him that they were serving bakery the next morning. He said they were serving muffins and he was not muffin man. One time I told him I was going to the library ( one block away) He said , can i give you directions. One of Harold’s table mates said he did’t think Harold was ready to go :he just put in batteries in his hearing aid.
So long Harold

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