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JACKSONVILLE -- Nels Frederick Nelson, 91, a long time resident of Jacksonville, passed away April 14, 2007. He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Nov. 23, 1915.

Beloved father of John Nelson and his wife, Linda, of Arlington, Linda Pettit and husband, Bob, of Dover, Mass., and Lara Dorsey and husband, Paul, of Plymouth.

Nels is survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Helen Brown, and recently by his wife of 12 years, Carol Carter Hansen.

He was an active member of LDS church, recently serving as Sunday school president. He was past president of Bridgeport, (Conn.) Society of Men’s Bible Classes, member of Masons in Jacksonville, past president of the Whitingham Historical Society, and past president Bridgeport (Conn.) Engineers Club. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he was a chemical engineer. He was also an organist and pianist, artist, singer with North Star Singers and Yankee Male Chorus and member of American Contract Bridge League.

A memorial service will be held this summer at his beloved Vermont cottage in Jacksonville. Donations can be made to Laurel Lake Associations in care of Emil Begiebing, PO Box 287, Jacksonville, VT 05342.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 4, 2007
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