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Gilbert Norman Nelson


1915 - 2013 Notice Condolences
Nelson, Gilbert Norman Age 97 years. Born to Eternal Life on December 6, 2013. Gilbert is survived by his wife of 74 years, Annabelle (nee Schmidt); daughters Lani (Howard) Beuerman and Leila (Benjamin L.) Chambers; grandchildren, Eric Beuerman, Lisa (William) Campbell, Lori (Oscar) Aguirre, Benjamin G. Chambers and Elyse Chambers; great-grandchildren, Emma, Hava, Ruth and Esther Campbell and Oscar and Joshua Aguirre; and his sister-in-law LaVerne Boers (Ray Beyer), nieces and nephews. He served in the 4th JASCO unit attached to the First Marine Division of the U.S. Marine Corps from 28 October 1943 to 16 March 1945. Corporal Nelson was in action at Peleliu, Palau Island, Okinawa Ryukyu Islands, and in the occupation of China. Gilbert was a member of the International Typographical Union and worked 35 years as a printer at the Milwaukee Sentinel & Milwaukee Journal. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, December 15, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church, 303 Green Bay Road, Thiensville, WI, at 11:30 AM followed by a fellowship gathering. Private burial Oakwood Rest Cemetery, in Oak Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Pan De Vida (a ministry of his granddaughter in Ecuador) -www.pandevida.org.ec or to a memorial of your own choosing.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13, 2013
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