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Lynn J. Nelson


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Lynn J. Nelson Obituary
Lynn J Nelson, 90, of Wapello, Idaho passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 27, 1926 in Price, Utah the son of MelRoy Ole Nelson and Clarrisa Elizabeth Jones Nelson.
Lynn received his schooling in Price. He attended an electrical technician school in Kansas City, Missouri.
He is a World War II veteran and served in the U.S. Navy as a Sea-Bee in Guam. 
On July 20, 1946, he married Edyth Zorn in Price, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1951 they moved to Blackfoot, Idaho where they have resided since that time.
He had served in the church's Elder's Quorum presidency and as a Stake Missionary.
Lynn worked as a journeyman electrician in Springville, Utah and had worked at various construction jobs, he worked 10 years at the INEL at the Naval Reactor Facility. He also spent many years as a salesman in Advertising Specialties. He really enjoyed being with his clients and friends.
He enjoyed woodworking, photography, reading and visiting with people.
He is survived by his wife, Edyth of Wapello; children, Lynn Roy (Pamela) Nelson of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, Michael Lee Nelson of Idaho Falls; Denise Herbst of Blackfoot; Kenneth George (Paula) Nelson of Allen, Texas; Daniel E. (Mary) Nelson of Blackfoot; and Jeanette Horrocks of Blackfoot; siblings, Dean (Carlene) Nelson of Price; Marie (Carl) Durney of Santaquin, Utah; Bruce (Ann) Nelson of Houston; Rhea (James) Bearenson of Bountiful, Utah; 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Norma Bond and Doris Bruno; and a grandson, Jeremiah Horrocks.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Wapello LDS Chapel with Bishop Jeremy Wray presiding. The family will meet with friends on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery with Military Honors by the American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com
Published in The Morning News on Nov. 18, 2016
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