G.-Nelson-Obituary

In Memory Of

G. Edward Nelson

Montgomery, Illinois

Guest Book

Keith Allen

March 19, 2013 | Vancouver, WA

I listen to my words of guidance directed toward towards my family, employees, and clients, and I know they were once Ed's words.

I will remember and cherish and follow MISTER Nelson's advice and guidance .... forever.

Keith R Allen

Jill Schutz

March 14, 2013 | Bloomingdale, IL

My sincerest condolences to the family. Mr. Nelson was a very special man and I will always have fond memories of my years in the band. He expected a lot from us but he gave us his best. I learned how to play the clarinet but I learned about pride and discipline as well. What a gift he was to all of us! Jill Scheets Schutz

Laura Hall Anseth

March 13, 2013 | Aurora, IL

I still remember Mr. Nelson helping me to choose what instrument I would play, more than 30 years ago. I was amongst the last class that would benefit from his wisdom. Thank you to his family for sharing him with us.

Deanna Folts Line

March 10, 2013 | Colorado Springs, CO

To Thron, and the entire family, my sincerest condolences. Like SO many others, Mr. Nelson was a mentor, educator, teacher of life lessons and the most inspirational man a student could ever have the honor of learning from. Band was a huge part of my teenage years, from band camp at Lasalle Manor, to Pep band, Marching band, concerts, trips to Iowa & Michigan, spaghetti dinner, pancake breakfast, oranges & grapefruit... the memories are endless.

Mr. Nelson remembered...

Rosemary Cleland

March 09, 2013 | Lake Oswego, OR

I last talked with Mr. Nelson (can't get used to saying Ed) six years ago when we were at the Midwest Clinic in 2006. He wasn't able to come to the clinic but we had a wonderful conversation. We were so excited when he and LuAnn visited us in Oregon in the 70's. He had a tremendous influence on my life as I studied music at Iowa and still play the trumpet. "When someone you love becomes a memory,the memory becomes a treasure". Rosemary Hansen Cleland, DeWitt HS, 1954

Richard Miller RN

March 08, 2013 | Addison, IL

So sorry to hear od Ed's passing. I was honored to be a part of his nursing team that helped you both through this difficult time. May the wonderful memories you have bring you comfort as you move forward.

Judy Evers

March 08, 2013 | Oswego

LuAnn, just heard of Ed's passing. I am so very sorry. He was a wonderful individual, with a great sense of humor. So glad our paths crossed at CCI and that we became friends. Ed was an absolute treasure and I will miss him dearly.

Lori Rose

March 07, 2013 | Manitowoc, WI

To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray you will know be assured of God's comfort and love for you. So many happy memories of making music, friends and great life lessons. When I think back on influential people in my life he was certainly one. Thank you for sharing.

Patty Genis (Escolin) '71

March 07, 2013 | Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Nelson was an incredible individual. We are saddened for losing him but very grateful for having known him. My prayers are with the Nelson family.

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Nelson, G. Edward G. Edward Nelson, long-time East Aurora High School Band Director, passed away on March 3, 2013. He was 87. Born in Valley Junction, Iowa (now West Des Moines), on July 17, 1925, he was educated in the public schools of West Des Moines and East Moline, Illinois, where the family...

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