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Rodney Byron (Rod) Nelson

1942 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Rodney Byron (Rod) Nelson Obituary
RODNEY (ROD) BYRON NELSON passed away on March 3, 2016 in Riverside,CA, at the age of 73. He was born in Holyoke, MA on November 14, 1942 to Bernard and Doris (Rollins) Nelson. Rod has lived in Riverside County since 1974 and was the owner of Robar Air Conditioning for 25 years. He then obtained his real estate broker's license and joined his wife Barb in the real estate office, Robar Realty. He had his Masters in Business Administration to help him in his business ventures. Rod was very artistic and had a love of sculpting things out of stone, wood and bronze. He also sang and played the guitar, but his greatest love was working in his yard. Another of his favorite past times was traveling in his motor home with his wife, 2 dogs and a cat. Rod was a member of the Riverside Elks Lodge No. 643. Rod leaves behind his loving soulmate Barb; children, Patrick Degnan (Tami); and Cyndie Kenny (Clayton); grandchildren Lindsay Degnan, Courtney Anderson, Caseylynn Anderson and great grandchildren Hayden, Harperlyn and Brantley. He is also survived by his sister Brenda Nelson; niece Heather; nephew Kris; and cousin Linda. Family and friends are invited to a Visitation from 9:30 - 10:30 A.M., Monday, March 21, 2016 in Akes Family's "Chapel of The Chimes" and are invited to attend the graveside service in Riverside National Cemetery at 11:30am gathering at staging area #3. Celebration of Life immediatey following the service at Nelson's Nest. Arrangements Entrusted to the Care of 9695 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 785-4071. Please go to www.akesfamilyfuneralhome.com and sign the guest book.

Published in Press-Enterprise from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2016
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