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GLENN LEONARD NELSON


1928 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
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-Woolley, WA. He was raised there and later in Bellingham where he attended high school.

He worked for over 30 years at Fentron Industries in Seattle. 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 WA 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 Mt. Lake Terrace and Lynnwood Senior Centers and the WICS organization.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; second wife, Carol; a brother, Harold M. Nelson of CA; and a grandson, Jason M. Nelson of Rockport, WA.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie; daughters, Karen of Ferndale, Lora of Redmond and Jeanne of Lynnwood; a son, Steve 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 February 7, 2011 at Floral Hills in Lynnwood, WA from 10:00am to 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, WA.
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