Neil S. Nelson

NELSON, NEIL S.; of Pontiac; December 6, 2012; at 91 years of age. Loving husband of Lois for 68-1/2 years; beloved father of Sandra (the late Larry) Jenkins and the late Donna Terry Turk; brother of Robert Nelson; cherished grandfather of Tim (Becky) Taylor, the late Jim Taylor, Linda (Steve) Josephson, Robert Church, Ryan McAleer and Patrick McAleer; also survived by eight great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by two brothers; and two sisters. Neil retired from GM materials department after 42 years of service. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army 96th Division "Dead Eyes" during W.W. II. He was awarded the American Theater Service Ribbon, Asiatic - Pacific Theater Service Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/two Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation for Extra Ordinary Heroism to the 96th. Infantry Division. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:30 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME - CLARKSTON (8909 Dixie Highway). Interment will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 6 to 9 p.m. To send a private condolence go to
Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans.

Funeral Home

Coats Funeral Home - Clarkston
8909 Dixie Highway Clarkston, MI 48348
(248) 620-4142
Published in The Oakland Press on Dec. 8, 2012