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Howard Oscar Nelson


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Howard Oscar Nelson Obituary
HOWARD OSCAR NELSON Howard Oscar Nelson was born April 17, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to John Oscar and Edith Nelson. Howard graduated Roosevelt High in 1940. He enlisted with Army Air Corp. late in 1942. Howard married Verna Mae Chase July 24, 1942 before departing for boot camp and then was sent to Duxford, England where he served until WWII ended. After the war, Howard worked for Thermo King until 1970. He left Minneapolis in 1952 with his family and settled in Bellflower, California , where the family remained until 1970. In 1970 Howard and Verna moved to San Bernardino where he worked for Patton State Hospital until retirement in 1983. They then spent 7 ½ years in full time RV travel before settling in Riverside, California, at the Meadows where he resided until his death, April 6, 2015. His wife, Verna, preceded him in death June 2009. He is survived by his four children Sherrie, Gary, Bruce and Debbie; 13 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter born December 1, 2014. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memory to either: Veterans of Foreign Wars, P.O. Box 8958, Topeka, Kansas 66608 or The American Air Museum in Britain, P.O. Box 97055, Washington, DC 20077. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 12, 2015
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