Glenn Leonard Nelson

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Glenn Leonard Nelson

Glenn Leonard Nelson, a long time resident of Alderwood Manor, WA passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on January 26, 2011 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, WA at the age of 82.
Glenn was born to Oscar G. and Martha M. Nelson on December 25, 1928 in Sedro-Wooley, WA. He was raised there and later in Bellingham where he attending high school.
He worked for over 30 years at Fentron Industries in Seattle, WA. When Fentron went out of business he went to work for Boeing at the Everett plant until retiring.
Glenn enjoyed trout fishing at Pearrygin Lake in Eastern Washington and other Washington lakes. He was very active in Amateur radio, communicating with his amateur radio friends on the Idaho Farm Net, Montana Net and Washington Net. Glenn earned his first amateur radio license and call sign, W7RKO, in the early 1950's and has enjoyed it ever since. His last transmission was on January 11, 2011. Glenn was also active in community affairs, helping out at Mountlake Terrace, WA and Lynnwood, WA Senior Centers and the WICS organization.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; second wife, Carol; a brother, Harold M. Nelson, of California; and a grandson, Jason M. Nelson, of Rockport, WA.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie; daughters, Karen, of Ferndale, WA, Lora, of Redmond, WA and Jeanne of Lynwood, WA; a son, Steven, of Rockport; granddaughters, Heather, of Las Vegas, NV and Kim, of Maple Ridge, BC; grandsons, Joey and Jesse, both of Ferndale; and numerous nieces; nephews; and great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., February 7, 2011 at Floral Hills in Lynnwood, WA.
In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, WA.



Published in The Herald (Everett) on Feb. 5, 2011
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