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Nelson Donald Nelson, died March 6, 2017 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by parents Alfred and Esther Nelson (Helwig), brother Robert Nelson and wife Barbara Nelson. He is survived by current wife, Alice Nelson; son, Philip (Gail) Nelson; daughter, Michelle (Gregory) Rogers; granddaughters, Emily Rogers and Madeline Nelson. As a former resident of Columbus, Ohio, Don was an Associate professor and taught German literature and cultural history, and linguistics at the Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, and Bowling Green State University. He was especially fond of teaching his Honors courses. Upon his graduation from the University of Minnesota, he earned magna cum laude and was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He was also a veteran in the United States Army, stationed in Germany. A memorial service took place March 10 in Rockford, Illinois.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 14, 2017
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