Robert S. Nelson

Nelson, Robert S. passed away, Sunday, December 2, 2012. Beloved husband of Ruth H. Spence Nelson (nee Decker) and the late Shirley P. Nelson (nee Gillett); father of Robert M. (Christine) and William C. (Linda) Nelson; step-father of Carol (David) McLerran, Becky (Jim) Vaughn and David (Suzie) Spence; grandfather of Robert G., Kristen, Caroline Carly Nelson, Jeffrey and Laura McLerran, Taylor and Whitney Vaughn and Logan, Tierney, Paige and Keeley Spence. Robert had a long and distinguished career with Monsanto/ Solutia. Services: Private family burial in Fort Madison, Iowa. A Memorial Service will be held in January (date to be announced) at Kirkwood United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments, 1750 South Big Bend, Richmond Heights, 63117. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at

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Schrader Funeral Homes & Crematory
14960 Manchester Rd. Ballwin, MO 63011-4623
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Dec. 7, 2012