Bob Nelson (1933 - 2018)

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On Sunday morning, August 5, 2018,
Bob Nelson died at home in Hospice
Care in the loving arms of his family
after a valiant struggle with cancer.
Floyd Robert "Bob" Nelson was born
January, 6, 1933, rural Cherokee County,
Iowa, to Martin and Agnes Linea
Kimblad Nelson. He was the youngest
and only surviving of five children:
Leonart, Ruth Mischler, Harry, and
Martha Galigan. After attending
Marcus, Iowa, High School, he graduated
from the University of Nebraska in
1956 with a BS , Civil Engineering.
Bob was commissioned in the US
Navy, Civil Engineering Corps, served
active duty, then remained in the Navy
Reserves for 22 years, achieving the
rank of Commander. A proud officer
for the Sea Bees, he served with Mobile
Construction Battalions.
During his years with the now defunct
Prescon Corporation, he became
a leading authority on construction
using post-tensioned concrete. After
retiring, he served for several years as
a plant inspector for the
Post-Tensioned Institute.
Bob's greatest joy in
life was his family. On
September 11, 1955 he
and Beverly J Ellison were
married in Beatrice,
Nebraska. Their three children are:
Martin Robert (Cathleen), Denver;
Theresa Marie (Dan) Lowe, Littleton;
and Kirstin (Michael Madziarek), Denver.
Grandchildren are: Megan, Allyson
and Rachel Nelson, Denver; Travis,
serving in the US Air Force in Poland,
Travis' wife Katharina Albert, Texas,
and Kelsey Lowe, Denver; and, Thomas
Madziarek, North Platte, Nebraska. He
was preceeded in death by grandson,
Drew Nelson
Graveside services will be at Fort Logan,
Tuesday, August 14, 1:30, Staging
Area B. In lieu of flowers, donations to
, or to: Myeloproliferative
Neoplasms Foundation, Angel
Eyes, or Project Healing
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Aug. 10 to Sept. 15, 2018