Walter E. Nelson

Nelson, Walter E.
81, of Mesa, AZ passed away on June 27, 2013 at in Mesa, AZ. He was born January 13, 1932 in Waltham, MA. Walt served in the U.S. Army for 20 years as a MP Sergeant and was a Korean War Veteran. He spent most of his career in private law enforcement for Bendix in Saint Joesph, MI, Rosa Rita in AZ, and Monte Vista Resort in Mesa, AZ. Walt enjoyed working on his vehicles, bike riding, and bowling. Walt is survived by his bride of 58 years, Shirley Nelson of Mesa AZ and their four children, Walter E. Nelson Jr. of Bridgman, MI, Heidi A. Evelan of Costa Mesa, CA, Edward A. Nelson of Baytown, TX, and Randy J. (Marianne) Nelson of Baroda, MI. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Contributions can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project in Memory of Walter E. Nelson (

Published in The Arizona Republic on June 30, 2013