Edwin C. "Swede" Nelson

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Edwin C. "Swede" Nelson, 95, Rockton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born on June 23, 1919, in Mt. Zion, Clearfield, the son of the late Charles and Idora Hoover Nelson. On May 15, 1939, he married Thelma Vokes "Chum" Nelson, who passed away Sept. 29, 2008.
Edwin was a graduate of Clearfield High School. He went on to serve in the United States Army 1944-1946 during World War II and then served in the 28th division of the National Guard 1946-1951 during the Korean War.
Mr. Nelson worked as a carpenter and foremen for 38 years at DuBois Tool and Electric. He was a active member of Home Camp United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Garfield lodge #559, Consistory 32nd degree Mason; he served as chairman of the Water Authority for Union Township in 1975 and was a lifetime member of Union Twp. Fire Company.
He enjoyed hunting and sports.
He is survived by his six children: Mary Ann (Tom) Hendricks of Rockton, Connie Mae (Gann) Walters of Rockton, Charles E. (Brenda) Nelson of Treasure Lake, Barbara Lee Nelson of Rockton, Bernice Jean (Brian Cessna) DeLong of Rockton and Kenneth D. (Susan) Nelson of New York City, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Fannie (Murphy) Nelson, wife, three brothers: R.K. Nelson, A.C. Nelson and Francis Nelson and six sisters: Vanetta Nickles, Margret Whitehill, Genieve Williams, Thelma Buono, Miriam Amstutz and Mae Fischer.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the Home Camp United Methodist Church with Pastor Richard Howe officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the member of the DuBois Area Honor Guard at the church. Burial will take place in Rockton Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to Home Camp United Methodist Church, 2723 Home Camp Road, Rockton, PA 15856.
Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc., DuBois, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.mohneyyargarfuneralchapel.com or www.mem.com.
Published in The Courier Express from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc.
142 West Long Ave | Du Bois, PA 15801 | (814) 371-2521
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